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UEFA has confirmed that Russia will not be in the qualifying draw of the EURO 2024, which is scheduled to take place in Frankfurt on October 9.
The banned from Euro 2024 as the country’s isolation from international sport continues over the war in Ukraine.
The country has been suspended from UEFA and FIFA competitions since Vladimir Putin’s military launched its invasion of Ukraine in February and has now been excluded from qualifying for the competition.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed an appeal from Russia against the ban back in July.
UEFA statement read; ‘All Russian teams are currently suspended following the decision of the UEFA Executive Committee of 28 February 2022 which has further been confirmed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on 15 July 2022.
‘Russia is therefore not included in the UEFA European Football Championship 2022-24 qualifying draw.’
However, UEFA confirmed that Belarus, who have been allied with Russia during their invasion of Ukraine, will be included in the qualifying draw at this stage.
UEFA has banned both the Russian national team from playing in official matches and all Russian club sides from competing in the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League this season.
The 10 group winners and 10 runners-up advance to the finals while the remaining three spots will be decided via play-offs to be played in March 2024.
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