Former Moscow Dynamo striker Igor Kolyvanov, in an interview with a socialbites.ca correspondent, spoke about the decision of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) to deprive Russian clubs and national team of the opportunity to participate in tournaments under its auspices.
“That’s how it all came to this. There is not even much to add here. Now you see what happens. But we are strong. We will overcome this. Let’s get stronger. Now we will develop youth, youth football, ”says Kolyvanov.
Recall that, according to the decision of UEFA in the 2022/2023 season, Russian clubs will not be able to participate in European competitions, and the Russian team will not play in the Nations League. In addition, A National Team will automatically take the fourth place in Group B. For this reason, they will be relegated and eliminated from Group C and will be placed last in 16th place.
On February 28, the International Football Federation (FIFA) and UEFA decided to exclude all Russian clubs, as well as the Russian national team, from participating in all competitions controlled by these organizations.
Former midfielder of Spartak Moscow and Krasnodar Maxim Demenko commented UEFA decision.