Russia stays out of the subsequent European Championship | Sports activities
UEFA introduced on Tuesday that the Russian soccer workforce will be unable to take part within the qualifying section of Euro 2024 as a result of invasion of Ukraine. The worldwide physique thus confirms that the Eurasian Federation continues to be suspended from continental competitions, as has been the case since February 28 of this yr. By not with the ability to play the group stage matches, between 2022 and 2024, Russia is unnoticed of the subsequent European Championship, as has occurred with the subsequent World Cup in Qatar.
The draw for the qualifying teams shall be held on October 9 in Frankfurt (Germany). The Bavarian workforce are routinely certified as hosts and a complete of 53 nationwide groups shall be divided into ten teams, seven from 5 nations and three from six. The draw format shall be by seeding, which shall be determined based mostly on the 2022-23 Nations League standings.
The ten group champions and the ten seconds will qualify for the European Championship. The three remaining locations shall be determined by means of qualifying rounds, which shall be performed in March 2024.
The Russian Nationwide Workforce had participated within the final 5 European Championships, reaching third place in 2008. Additionally they performed within the final two World Cups, reaching the quarterfinals within the 2018 occasion, the place they hosted and eradicated Spain.
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