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Russia banned from Euro 2024

Russia have been banned from Euro 2024.

UEFA have confirmed that the Russian national team will not be in the qualifying draw as the nation continues to be suspended from international competition following the invasion of Ukraine earlier this year.

The country and its clubs have been banned from UEFA and FIFA competitions since the invasion started in February and the decision was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in July after an appeal from the Russian football federation.

European football's governing body said in a statement: "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."

Russia were kicked out of the World Cup play-offs in March and were also denied the chance to compete at the Women's Euros in England this summer.

Clubs from the nation have also been banned from playing in the Champions League this season.

Russia have not played a senior men's international game since November 2021 but are scheduled to face Bosnia and Herzegovina in a match later this year.

Euro 2024 will be held in Germany and the qualifying draw will take place in Frankfurt on October 9.

In a joint statement when the ban was first announced, FIFA and UEFA said: "Football is fully united here and in full solidarity with all the people affected in Ukraine.

"Both presidents hope that the situation in Ukraine will improve significantly and rapidly so that football can again be a vector for unity and peace amongst people."

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