A Russian consultant was allowed to attend UEFA’s Congress in Vienna on Wednesday regardless of the nation’s nationwide groups and golf equipment being barred from competitions.
Europe’s governing physique UEFA and world soccer governing physique FIFA suspended Russian golf equipment and nationwide groups from their competitions in February till additional discover after the invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow calls a “special military operation”.
UEFA additionally dominated out Russia’s bid to host the boys’s Euros in 2028 and 2032 earlier this month however confirmed on Wednesday that they have been allowed to attend the Congress.
“The General Secretary of the Football Union of Russia attended today’s Congress in Vienna,” a UEFA spokesperson instructed Reuters,
The Ukrainian FA didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin stated it was ‘untimely’ to talk about probably suspending the Russian soccer federation.
“If you requested me a month in the past, I’d suppose in another way than right now. And in a month, we do not know what’s going to occur,” Ceferin said at a news conference after the Congress.
“I would not exclude anything, but I would not say anything will happen in the future. Our sanctions were hard for the athletes, I am sorry for them, but in a situation like this there were no other solutions.
“Let’s see in the future. What I hope, and we all hope, is that the madness stops as soon as possible.”