Suspended too quickly: Russia complains about UEFA
The Russian Football Union (RFU) has accused its European counterparts of making a decision to suspend teams from the aggressor country from international tournaments too quickly. This allegedly made the officials of the European Football Union (UEFA) hostage to the situation.
This was stated by Russian Football Federation Secretary General Maxim Mitrofanov in a commentary to the propaganda TV channel Match TV. He noted that the Russian representatives are currently subject to an indefinite suspension, which can only be lifted by a decision of the UEFA Executive Committee.
"Anything can happen. Today, everyone may be rigidly conservative, let's wait, and tomorrow they will say that let's allow someone. We are fighting to make sure that this 'someone', for example, children, happens as soon as possible. You need to understand that the ban is indefinite. Until a special order is issued. So there are no deadlines. This is also bad. Because when you don't know how far ahead you are in your plans, no matter how negative they are, it's harder to make them. This can be assessed in different ways. I wish they hadn't made this decision. In particular, it was made too quickly, I think. And they are now hostage to this situation," Mitrofanov said.
Earlier, Match TV commentator Roman Naguchev expressed confidence that Russian teams would return to UEFA tournaments no later than in five years.
In the summer, UEFA suspended Russian clubs from the new season of the Champions League, Europa League and Conference League, and the national team from the Euro 2024 qualifying tournament. UEFA President Alexander Čeferin said he saw no reason for Russia's return to European football.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, the Russian national football team has decided to refuse to participate in the Central Asian Confederation championship.
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