On February 28, the UEFA Executive Committee had excluded all Russian national teams and clubs “until further notice” of UEFA competitions in response to Russia’s attack war against Ukraine. Now the committee followed. Which competitions are affected – and who benefits.
- The Scottish master moves into the Champions League
- Portugal can take part in the women’s European Championships in summer
Nations League 2022/23: With Albania, Iceland and Israel, Russia should actually compete in group 2 of League B. It is now clear that the European Championship participant will automatically place the bottom of the group in 2021 and will descend after completing the group phase.
The Scottish master moves into the Champions League
Champions League/Europa League/Europa Conference League/Youth League 2022/23: In the European Cup competitions in men and women, no Russian clubs are allowed to take part in 2022/23. Therefore, something shifts in the allocation of the various tickets for the competitions. Among other things, instead of the Russian champion 2022/23, the Scottish title holder is qualified directly for the group phase – according to Celtic Glasgow. The Scottish runner-up slips from the 2nd to the 3rd Champions League qualification round (whereby the Rangers can also qualify directly for the premier class as a European League winner).
UEFA five-year classification: The Russian league will also fall back in the ranking. The UEFA awards a coefficient number of coefficients for the 2022/23 season, “which corresponds to the lowest score that the country has achieved in one of the last five seasons”. This is 4.333 points for men, 1.750 for women.
Portugal can take part in the women’s European Championships in summer
Women’s European Championship 2022: Russia may not take part in the tournament in July (July 6th to July 31st) and is replaced by Portugal that had lost in the play-offs against Russia.
Qualification for Women 2023: Russia must not play any further qualifications, all previous results are canceled. Group E is continued as a group of five – with Denmark, Bosnia -Herzegovina, Montenegro, Malta and Azerbaijan.
Qualification for U-21-European Championship 2023: Again, here Russia will no longer play any further qualification games. Group C around Spain, Slovakia, Malta, Lithuania and Northern Ireland continues as a group of five.
U-17-EM 2022 and U-19-European Championship 2022/2023: Russia is excluded by all youth tournaments. Teams that were drawn into a group with Russia compete in mini tournaments with three teams.
UEFA also rejected the Russian EM applications for 2028 and 2032.