● Spartak Moscow says FIFA and UEFA decision to ban all Russian teams is upsetting
Russian most successful club Spartak Moscow says FIFA and UEFA’S decision to suspend all Russian national teams and clubs is “upsetting”
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FIFA and UEFA issued an official statement yesterday, saying they have suspended all Russian teams and clubs. Both organizations say they stand together in trying times and football is one big family. Read statement here FIFA and UEFA suspends Russian national teams and clubs from all competitions
The decision has become a big blow to most teams across Russia. Spartak Moscow is one of such teams. According to a message they published on twitter, they seem not to be happy with developments. They condemn the decision, saying this are times to stand together because they believe “even in the most difficult times” we “should aim to build bridges ad not burn them”
“The decision to exclude our team from Europa League is upsetting. We believe that sport, even in most difficult times should aim to build bridges and not burn them” the statement said.
They also pledged to focus on domestic competitions while authorities work to resolve issues.
“We will focus on domestic competitions and hope for a speedy achievement of peace that everybody needs”
Talks have already begun. French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Vladimir Putin yesterday. They had an hour and half conversation.
“To President Putin, I reiterated the international community’s demand to end the Russian offensive against Ukraine and insisted on the need to immediately establish a ceasefire”
They are now automatically disqualified from Europa League with their round of 16 opponent RB Leipzig advancing into the quarterfinals.