UEFA excludes Russians from all cups next season



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UEFA excludes Russians from all cups next season

UEFA has announced that the Executive Committee, with its measures, the exclusion from the 2022-2023 season of all men's and women's clubs and national teams, of all levels, due to the war that Russia has waged against Ukraine.

No Russian club will be able to participate in the main 2022-23 competitions, such as the men's and women's Champions League, Europa League, Conference League and Youth League. As for the ranking, Russia will be automatically assigned for this year the lowest score it has scored in the last five seasons, 4,333 points for men and 1,750 for women.

As a national team, Russia will be excluded from the Nations League and the Under 21 European Championships. The women's selection, on the other hand, will not be able to participate in this year's European Championships and qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup.

The Executive Committee has also decided that Russia will not be able to host the 2028 or 2032 Europeans.

Same fate for Wimbledon: Russians and Belarusians excluded Russian and Belarusian tennis players will not be able to take the court of the next Wimbledon tournament. The official statement: "On behalf of the All England Club and the Championships Management Committee, we wish to express our continued support to all those affected by the conflict in Ukraine during these shocking and distressing times.

We share the universal condemnation of Russia's illegal actions and have carefully considered the situation in the context of our duties to the players, our community and the wider UK public as a British sporting institution.

We have also taken into consideration guidelines set by the UK government specifically in relation to sporting bodies and events. Given the profile in the UK and around the world, it is our responsibility to play our part in the widespread efforts of government, industry, sporting and creative institutions to limit Russia's global influence by the strongest means possible.

In the circumstances of such unjustified and unprecedented military aggression, it would be unacceptable for the Russian regime to take advantage of the involvement of Russian or Belarusian players in the tournament. It is therefore our intention, with deep regret, to refuse the registrations of Russian and Belarusian players for the 2022 tournament. "