Russia Ukraine war: Spartak Moscow criticised UEFA for removing them from the Europa league
With Russia Ukraine war still at hand, the UEFA board as decide to sanction Spartak Moscow by removing them from Europa league competition.
Spartak Moscow of the Russian Premier League has stated that UEFA’s decision to throw them out of the Europa League is “extremely upsetting.”
FIFA and UEFA announced on Monday that Russian clubs and national teams have been suspended from all football tournaments until further notice.
This comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision last week to attack Ukraine.
It also implies that the men’s national team will not compete in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and the women’s squad will not compete in the European Championships in England this summer.
Due to UEFA’s confirmation of Spartak Moscow’s ban in the Europa League, RB Leipzig will advance to the quarter-finals without having to play.
Spartak afterwards issued a statement explaining that their efforts in the European tournament “have been nullified for reasons that are far beyond the remit of sports.”
“We believe that sport, even in the most difficult of times, should aim to build bridges, not burn them,” it continued. We are compelled to obey a decision with which we disagree.
“For the time being, we’ll concentrate on domestic competitions and hope for a quick resolution of the peace that everyone requires.”
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