Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

UEFA Ruling On Crimea
March 29, 2015 17:08

Photo Credit:
The UEFA Emergency Panel has decided that any football matches played by Crimean clubs organised under the auspices of the Russian Football Union will not be recognised by UEFA, according to the official statement.
“In light of the complex and difficult factual and political considerations, and until an agreed solution can be found with regard to the situation in Crimea, the UEFA Emergency Panel has today decided that any football matches played by Crimean clubs organised under the auspices of the Russian Football Union (RFS) will not be recognised by UEFA until further notice,” says a press release on the body’s official website.
UEFA has no wish to prevent clubs from playing football. On the contrary, UEFA recognises that football can have very positive and beneficial effects in bringing people together, especially during times of strife and unrest. Nevertheless, in order for football to take place within an organised sporting and legal framework, such participation has to comply with the terms set out in the UEFA Statutes, which have been agreed by all 54 UEFA member associations, runs the statement.
The UEFA Emergency Panel has also requested that the UEFA administration, together with FIFA, facilitate discussions with the representatives of the RFS and the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) in order to find a common solution to this situation.
Earlier, Russia-IC reported that Russia would support the peninsula’s league anyway. The territory will also host international events.
The Crimean league will feature eight clubs and the local tournament will be sponsored by UEFA. The games could start as early as March. The strongest teams on the peninsula include TSK Simferopol, SKChF Sevastopol and Zhemchuzhina Yalta.
Russia has sparked a wave of criticism after it incorporated Crimea into its territory following a referendum on the peninsula with a large ethnic Russian population.

The US and the EU imposed a raft of sanctions on Russian officials and individuals with close ties to the Kremlin. The US also put space and military cooperation on hold, followed by some of its NATO allies, including the UK. Trade between the EU and Russia fell sharply, echoing a sour political relationship between Moscow and Brussels split over the Ukraine crisis. 


Author: Mikhail Vesely


Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Russian Banks Are Not Ready to Withstand the Crisis #Sochi2014 as a Perfect Source of Joy The Deficit In Federal Budget Of Russia May Drop Down In 2018 Khodynka Field Park Concept 52 Russians Selected For Mars Colonization Project

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
Dvorkovich   Moscow  The Cardigans  Russian Literature  Football  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian ballet dancers  Republic of Buryatia  Azov  Kirov Region  Books  Russian history  Cyprian Art  Graffiti  the Urals region  FIFA  Olympics 2012  Serge Sudeikin  Naftogaz  Maria Sinyakova-Urechina  Spartak Moscow  Burial Grounds  Painting  Russian Stage Directors  Russian opera  Moscow Architecture  flyover  Lipetsk Region  Nature Sanctuaries  Perm'  Best-selling Books  Ryurik Dynasty  World Press Photo  Archeology  Lumiere Brothers Photography Centre   Finds  Yevgeny Samoylov  Russian business  Chiharu Shiota  Russia-Italy  Russian Cinema  Russian billionaire  Alternative Energy  Mistral  Russian Ballerinas  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Theatre Festivals  Russian tourism  Martiros Sarjan  Russian Games 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites