UEFA punishes Russia: What the new football sanctions mean

3 May, 2022 12:28
UEFA has announced a slew of new sanctions against Russia which will impact football in the country for the 2022/23 season

Russia has been hit with a host of new sanctions by European football governing body UEFA which will isolate the country from continental football in the 2022/23 season.

The measures, which were announced on Monday, follow the bans on all Russian teams imposed by UEFA and FIFA at the end of February, when the conflict with Ukraine was in its initial stages.

This time, the anti-Russian rulings from UEFA’s Executive Committee have a definite timeframe and will cover the whole of next season across a variety of competitions – from the Champions League to futsal.

We look at the key details of the fresh bans levied on Russia, what they mean for football in the county, and how Russian figures have reacted.