The actions in Ukraine have also had an impact on football, the most peaceful and peaceful field. The West is tightening sanctions against Russia day by day. Russian football has been deprived of the right to participate in tournaments organized by UEFA։ FIFA. Talking about Ukrainian football is already meaningless, as the territory of Ukraine has turned into a battlefield, and even if you want to, it is impossible to organize a football match. In recent days, Western sanctions have reached English Chelsea ․ The reason is the owner of the club, Russian businessman Roman Abramovich ․․․
In this season, only Spartak Moscow from the Russian clubs remained standing in the fight for the European Cup. In the group stage of the Europa League, Spartak surprised the most prestigious clubs in European football – Napoli, Leicester, and the group’s defender was Legia. In the playoffs, Spartak was defeated by German Leipzig. Although there was a clear favorite in that confrontation, Spartak was successful against clubs higher than him. Due to the actions in Ukraine, Spartak was removed from the tournament.
Sanctions against Russia can be considered a bigger loss for Russian football ․ According to the results of the qualification round of Qatar 2022, the Russian team took the second place in the group, got the right to participate in the transition games to appear in the group stage of the World Cup. Russia had the teams of Poland, Sweden and the Czech Republic. One announced from the other that he did not want to compete against the Russian team. Finally, FIFA and UEFA decided to exclude the Russian team from international tournaments.
Along with Russian football, he also suffered from Chelsea in London. As unbelievable as it sounds, the British football club suffers as a result of sanctions against Russia. The reason is the owner of Chelsea Roman Abramovich, who is one of the businessmen close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Chelsea is in a difficult situation, the sponsors are gradually rejecting the signed contracts, as a result of the sanctions Chelsea will have difficulties in signing or extending contracts with the players, as well as in selling tickets for football matches.
If Russian football has to hold only internal matches due to sanctions, then Ukrainian football is physically suspended. It can be said that the whole territory of Ukraine has become a battlefield, it does not make sense to talk about holding any kind of event. Before the war, Ukraine played quite promising football ․ During EURO 2020, Ukraine reached the quarterfinals, which is a good result for Ukrainians. And in club football every year stable football was shown by Shakhtar Donetsk և Ki Dynamo. More than once, Ukrainian clubs have upset international football clubs in European Cups.
During international football matches we can now see different types of actions calling for an end to hostilities, as well as expressing support for the Ukrainian people affected by the war.
The Russians and Ukrainians have always had their honorable place in world football. As in the past, Yashin ևchenko, so now Zinchenko, Cherishev, Miranchuk ալ Malinovsky. And so it will be in the future. Russia և Ukraine’s teams will be next to the leading teams են will fight as in the past. Spartak, Shakhtar, Zenit and Zoryan, Dinamo Ki and Moscow will continue to shine in the European Cups, to bring joy to the Slavic fans. Let’s hope that the war will end as soon as possible և we will continue to go back to Russian կրաին Ukrainian football ․․․