Kremlin tyrant Vladimir Putin (70) can no longer shine with major sporting events either.
Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, Uefa and Fifa banned Russian teams from their competitions. Now Uefa is also taking the European Supercup away from the Russians.
The Uefa Executive Committee decided on Wednesday. The duel between the upcoming Champions League winner and the Europa League winner will not take place in Kazan on August 16 as planned. Instead, the game is to be played in the stadium of the reigning Greek champions Olympiacos Piraeus.
On Tuesday there were talks between a delegation from the Russian association RFU and representatives from Uefa in Nyon (Switzerland). According to the Interfax news agency, the RFU reported that the main issue was the possible return of Russian teams to international competitions. The dialogue should therefore be continued. The next meeting was scheduled for February. Uefa did not comment on the meeting.
The British broadcaster Sky News reported on Tuesday that the exclusion should be maintained until the end of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine. This ban could be lifted at European level by the Uefa Executive Committee.