Russia is not allowed to apply for Euro 2028 as part of Uefa measures


Russia has been banned from bidding to host the European Men’s Championships in both 2028 and 2032, as part of a series of sanctions announced by Uefa in connection with the country’s continued suspension from international football.

Russia had expressed interest in competing with Britain and Ireland for the right to host Euro 2028 but has been banned from pursuing its bid following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

It comes as Uefa made decisions on a number of areas related to Russia’s involvement in continental competitions.

Portugal are set to replace Russia at the Women’s Championship in England this summer, while Russian clubs have been banned from next season’s Champions League.

Russia will also not take part in next season’s UEFA Nations League and have been prevented from continuing their qualifying bid for the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

The ban on Russian clubs in European club competition also extends to the Europa League, Uefa Conference League, Women’s Champions League and Uefa Youth League.

St Petersburg has been banned from hosting the Champions League final as part of the first sanctions against Russia announced in March after invading Ukraine.

Russia was also banned from international football by FIFA and kicked out of the European play-offs for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

In addition to the UK and Ireland, Russia and Turkey have also expressed interest in bidding for the hosting rights of Euro 2028, with Russia and Turkey also bidding for Euro 2032 alongside Italy.

Portugal were defeated by Russia in a play-off for this summer’s Women’s European Championship and will join the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland in Group C of the tournament. Russia is not allowed to apply for Euro 2028 as part of Uefa measures


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