FIFA has thrown Russia out of the World Cup in Qatar
FIFA and UEFA have announced that, following the initial decisions adopted by the FIFA Council and the UEFA Executive Committee, all Russian teams, whether national representative teams or club teams, will be suspended from participating in both FIFA and UEFA competitions until further notice including the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
These decisions were made by the Bureau of the FIFA Council and the Executive Committee of UEFA, respectively the highest decision-making bodies in both institutions. Football is fully united here and in full solidarity with all those affected by the conflict in Ukraine. Both Presidents hope that the situation in Ukraine will improve significantly and rapidly, so that football can again serve as a catalyst for peace and unity among people.
FIFA condemns the use of force by Russia in Ukraine and any form of violence involved in conflict resolution. Violent conflict is never a solution, and FIFA calls on all parties to make peace through constructive dialogue. FIFA also expresses our solidarity with those affected by this conflict.