War in Ukraine: Russia will not participate in Euro football 2024

The Russian Football Federation announced on Tuesday that it would not participate in the qualifying draw for Euro 2024.

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Already excluded from the 2022 World Cup, Russia will not take part in Euro 2024 either. “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 Football Federation (RFS) in a statement on Tuesday, September 20.

The reason stems from UEFA’s decision in February to suspend the participation of Russian national teams and clubs in the organisation’s competitions until further notice.” added the RFS. Since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine last February, Russia and Russian sportsmen have been excluded from the majority of sporting events. Euro 2024 football will be held in Germany, from June 14 to July 14, 2024.

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