Is it really revoked? New details of UEFA's decision on Russia's return
The Executive Committee of the European Football Union (UEFA) did not revoke its decision to allow Russian youth national teams to return to international competitions. Consideration of the admission of representatives of the aggressor country was only suspended due to the lack of a technical solution.
This was reported by the authoritative British publication The Guardian. Journalists claim that attempts to return the Russians to UEFA tournaments are now on hold, but the preliminary results of the vote to find a technical solution to include Russian national teams in the competition remain in force.
"This means that UEFA can still accept the Russians in future youth tournaments if a solution is found, although the prospects for this dim as long as the war in Ukraine continues," the source concludes.
It should be noted that the UEFA official website does not contain any statement on the decision of the executive committee of October 10, except for the approval of the hosts of Euro 2028 and Euro 2032.
As a reminder, Ukraine, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Ireland and England have announced a boycott of Russia after UEFA's decision on the Russian youth. In addition, the Swedes announced that they would not allow Russian women to participate in the final part of the European Championship in their country.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, honorary president of the Russian Football Union (RFU) Vyacheslav Koloskov lost heart after UEFA did not confirm the decision to allow the Russian U-17 national teams to participate.