UEFA extend ban on Russian teams competing in Europe by further year
UEFA have extended the ban on Russian teams competing in European competition until at least the end of next season and declared the country's bid to host Euro 2028 or Euro 2032 "ineligible".
Russia has been hit by a number of sporting sanctions in wake of the country invading neighbouring Ukraine in March, with clubs blocked from competing in the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League.
That will remain the case next season, while Russia's audacious bid to host the European Championship in the next decade has also been blocked due to "bringing the bidding procedure or European football into disrepute".
UEFA confirmed the latest measures earlier today and also announced that Russia's men's national team will not compete in the upcoming Nations League, meaning they will automatically finish bottom of Group 2 League B.
In the women's game, meanwhile, Russia's place in Group C at July's Euro 2022 will be taken by Portugal, the side they defeated in the play-offs.
Russia's women's side will also not partake in any of their remaining World Cup 2023 qualification matches. Group E will therefore continue as a group of five teams.
That is also the case for the men's Under-21s side, who will play no further part in qualifying for the next European U-21 Championship.