UEFA has announced that teams from Russia will not participate in the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Conference League, UEFA Women’s Champions League and Youth League next season. This season’s Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg usually go straight to the Champions League group stage. This is not the case now. The other four tickets will also be purchased.
What does this mean for our country? And because Russia will be banned from participating in the Champions League and European Championships and conferences next year, Belgium will take a place on the notorious Labs list next year. Place nine becomes eight. However, nothing will change for our clubs regarding the distribution of European tickets. It is the countries behind us, including Austria and Scotland, that are getting better. True, next year Russia will award “only” 4,333 points, which corresponds to its lowest figure in the past five years. Thus, a good European campaign by Belgian clubs next year could offer perspectives. (NCV)
The European Football Association (UEFA) also announced that the Russian national team will be excluded from the Nations League. The country will not participate in the next edition and automatically ends up in last place in Group 2 of Division B. So Russia is relegated to Division C.
Moreover, Russia will be replaced by Portugal at the European Women’s Championship in England next summer (6-31 July). The UEFA Executive Committee also states that Russia’s bid to host the European Championship in 2028 or 2032 is unstoppable.