FIFA and UEFA have suspended the Russia national team until further notice.
UEFA is also terminating its deal with energy company Gazprom following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Gazprom is majority-owned by the Russian state and is also major sponsor of the Champions League.
The suspension means that, barring an unlikely change of course in the Russian invasion, the country will not be able to face Poland in a World Cup play-off semi-final next month.
Below is the full statement by FIFA
Following the initial decisions adopted by the FIFA Council and the UEFA Executive Committee, which envisaged the adoption of additional measures, FIFA and UEFA have today decided together that all Russian teams, whether national representative teams or club teams, shall be suspended from participation in both FIFA and UEFA competitions until further notice. These decisions were adopted today by the Bureau of the FIFA Council and the Executive Committee of UEFA, respectively the highest decision-making bodies of both institutions on such urgent matters. Football is fully united here and in full solidarity with all the people affected in Ukraine. Both Presidents hope that the situation in Ukraine will improve significantly and rapidly so that football can again be a vector for unity and peace amongst people.