UEFA has confirmed that Russian teams will be barred from European competitions next season, as the governing body handed down further sanctions on Monday.
In February, the organisation banned all Russian clubs and the national team from participating in UEFA competitions “until further notice” as a result of the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
The governing body further expanded the sanctions handed down to Russian teams by banning them from all European competitions next season, including rejecting their bid to host the men’s European Championship in 2028 or 2032.
Russia had qualified for the women’s European Championship this summer and will be replaced by Portugal who were who were beaten by Russia in a qualification play-off.
There will be no clubs from the country in next year’s Champions League, Europa League, Conference League, women’s Champions League or UEFA Youth League. The country’s coefficient ranking, which often decides the number of entrants from a nation in future competitions, will also be affected.