Russian clubs and national teams have all been suspended from participation in both FIFA and UEFA competitions until further notice.
This is in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a move that has attracted worldwide attention.
A joint statement from the two bodies on Monday evening read;
“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,”
This means Spartak Moscow, which is in the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League, will not take part in the knockout stage of the competition.
Spartak were set to face German club RB Leipzig, who will now automatically qualify for the quarterfinals.