War in Ukraine: Russia will not participate in Euro 2024

Unsurprisingly, Russia will not be at Euro 2024. Sanctioned due to the military invasion of Ukraine, it will not participate in the qualifying draw for the event. “The Russian national team will not participate in the draw for the qualifying round of the European Championship 2024, which will be held on October 9 in Frankfurt“, wrote the Russian federation on Tuesday in a press release.The reason stems from UEFA’s decision in February to suspend the participation of Russian national teams and clubs in the organization’s competitions, and this de facto ‘until further notice’“, she adds.

Following the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces on February 24, UEFA, the European football body, and Fifa, the international federation, jointly announced the suspension of national teams and Russian clubs. of all their competitions”until further notice“. This sanction applied from the Women’s Euro, at the start of the summer in England, where Portugal replaced the Russian selection, and to the upcoming Men’s Football World Cup in Qatar (November 20-18 The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected in July the appeal of the Russian Football Federation which contested this suspension.

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The exclusion of Russia from qualifying for the next Euro was carried out on Tuesday by UEFA, whose executive committee is meeting on the Croatian island of Hvar. “All Russian teams are currently suspended following the decision of the UEFA Executive Committee of February 28, 2022, which was made effective by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on July 15, 2022“, recalls UEFA in a press release.Therefore, Russia is not included in the European Football Championship qualifying draw.“Euro 2024 will take place in Germany, which has also asked UEFA to exclude Belarus because of their support for Russia.

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