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FIFA, UEFA suspend Russia until further notice

FIFA and UEFA have suspended Russia's national teams and clubs from international football until further notice, due to the country's military operation in Ukraine.

The decision means that Russia is likely to be excluded from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as they will not be allowed to play Poland in their qualifying match-up on the 24th of March.

The only way Russia could still feature in the play-offs would be a sudden improvement in the situation in Ukraine, leading to a lifting of the suspension.

Earlier,,Poland, Sweden and the Czech Republic, who are on the same play-off path with Russia had ruled out facing Russia.

The recent measure has also affected Spartak Moscow’s Europa League Campaign, with the club being kicked out of the tournament and their last-16 opponents RB Leipzig will advance to the quarter-finals.

Meanwhile, the International Olympic Committee's executive board recommended sports federations to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials from competing in events.

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