UEFA confirms Russia ban for match, Belarus enter draw regardless of German plea

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UEFA confirmed on Tuesday that Russia have been banned from the 2024 European Championship.

Russian groups had been banned in February from worldwide competitions by each UEFA and world footballing physique FIFA following the nation’s invasion of Ukraine in February.

A Russian enchantment in opposition to these selections was dismissed on the Court docket of Arbitration for Sport.

UEFA additionally determined to let Belarus go into the 2024 Euro draw subsequent month regardless of a authorities request from match host Germany to take away the staff as a result of Belarus is a army ally of Russia.

Belarus will likely be within the 53-nation draw that Russia are banned from, although the Belarusians can’t be positioned in the identical group as neighboring Ukraine for safety causes.

The qualifying teams will likely be drawn on Oct. 9 in Frankfurt and German inside minister Nancy Faeser final week urged UEFA to not let Belarus play. UEFA mentioned it replied to Faeser in a confidential letter.

UEFA acted in Could to ban Belarus from internet hosting video games and ensured their “residence” video games on impartial territory won’t be attended by followers.

Imposing the Belarus sanctions 4 months in the past, UEFA cited the Russian invasion of Ukraine “had been facilitated by entry given from the neighboring territory of Belarus.”

Different political selections that restrict the Euro 2024 draw embody extending long-time UEFA blocks on video games between groups from Azerbaijan and Armenia, Spain and Gibraltar, plus each Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina from going through Kosovo.

UEFA additionally intervenes within the draw to limit extreme journey and potential excessive climate that anybody staff can face.

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