For the first time since the war, UEFA will allow the participation of Russian national teams, but under special conditions
The European House of Football (UEFA) made a decision for the first time since the beginning of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and its elimination from European competitions, and allowed a representative of this country to compete at the international level.
We are talking about the football teams of Russia for boys and girls up to 17 years old.
"UEFA was the first sports body to react after the war in Ukraine and decided to ban in February 2022, also ending the sponsorship deal with Gazprom. But UEFA is also aware that children should not be punished for the actions of adults, and football should not stop sending messages of peace and hope," said the statement from the European House of Football.
The Russian national teams will play without a flag and anthem in the matches, and they will also not be able to play at home.