Russia wants to leave UEFA


The Russian war of aggression in Ukraine has also turned the sport upside down. Now it emerges that Russia’s football federation is planning to leave UEFA and join the Asian federation.

It is quite possible that FC Bayern, BVB or other German clubs will not be playing any more games against Zenit St. Petersburg, Spartak Moscow and Co. in the UEFA Champions League, Europa League or Conference League in the near future. According to information from “Sky” Russia is considering leaving the European Football Association

After UEFA announced on Monday that Russia was not allowed to take part in the European Women’s Championship and the Nations League due to the invasion of Ukraine in the summer and that an application for EURO 2028 and EURO 2032 was ruled out, the Russian Football Association is moving now obviously consequences, because one does not want to accept the sanctions.

As “Sky” further reports, Russia is planning to join the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Then the top Russian clubs could compete in the local Champions League and other international competitions. From a financial point of view, however, these are significantly less attractive than their UEFA counterparts.



In addition, this would not avoid Russia’s exclusion from competitions such as the World Cup, since the World Cup is organized by FIFA. Here, too, the Russian national team is currently not welcome.

According to “Sky” information, the Asian football association AFC is not averse to Russia’s accession.

As a result, there are probably more supporters of Russia’s course in Asia than within UEFA, it is said. In European football, the majority of clubs and those responsible support the sanctions against Russia.


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