Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) and Union of European Football Association (UEFA)have suspended the Russia national team until further notice.
FIFA and UEFA took the action following Russia’s invasion of neighbours Ukraine.
UEFA also announced they will be terminating their deal with energy company Gazprom.
Gazprom is majority-owned by the Russian state and is also major sponsor of the Champions League.
The suspension means that, barring an unlikely change of course in the Russian invasion, the country will not be able to face Poland in a World Cup play-off semi-final next month.Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.