The full scale Russian invasion of Ukraine shocked the world and has led to condemnation across the globe.
The unprovoked aggression has led to pressure being applied to UEFA and FIFA as to whether they would stop Russian domestic football teams participating in European competitions and the Russian national team in international matches.
On 28 February, UEFA and FIFA yielded to pressure and both organisations decided together that all Russian teams, whether national representative teams or club teams, shall be suspended from participation in both FIFA and UEFA competitions until further notice.
In addition, UEFA has moved the Champions League Final from St Petersburg. It will now be held in Paris.
On the international side, the Czech Republic, Poland and Sweden have refused to play Russia in upcoming matches for the World Cup play-off.
Polish FA president Cezary Kulesza said: “No more words, time to act! Due to the escalation of the aggression of the Russian Federation towards Ukraine, the Polish national team does not intend to play the play-off match against Russia. This is the only right decision. We are in talks with the Swedish and Czech Republic federations to present a common position to FIFA.”
See below for some of the matches already affected by the conflict:
RB Leipzig v Spartak Moscow on March 10 (Europa League)
Spartak Moscow v RB Leipzig on March 17 – venue TBA (Europa League)
Scotland v Ukraine on July 7th (Nations League)
Ukraine v Scotland in September (Nations League) venue TBA
Russia is also set to host the UEFA Super Cup in Kazan in August 2023.
Ukraine due to travel to Glasgow on March 24th for WC playoff on March 26th
Russia v Poland in Moscow on March 24th if Russia wins they are currently scheduled to host either Sweden or Czech Republic on March 29th