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Russia expelled from FIFA World Cup and other international football competition.

Feb 28, 2022 11:33 pm

Russia has been expelled from the 2022 World Cup and its teams suspended from all international football competitions "until further notice" post its ‘military operation’ in Ukraine, as announced by FIFA in a joint statement with UEFA on Monday.

European football's governing body also ended its partnership with Russian energy giant Gazprom. The men's team had been due to play in qualifying play-offs in March for the World Cup in Qatar later this year, while its women's side had qualified for the European Championship in England, to be held in July.

The announcement also affects Russian clubs involved in European competitions.

"FIFA and UEFA have today decided together that all Russian teams, whether national representative teams or club teams, shall be suspended from participation in both FIFA and UEFA competitions until further notice," read the joint statement.

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