UEFA’s Ceferin defends ‘unprecedented sanctions’ against Russia

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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has named “unprecedented sanctions” against Russia after its invasion of Ukraine a necessity because “the tradition of sporting neutrality is no longer tenable in 2022 in the situation of war.” Ceferin told Wednesday’s UEFA Congress in Vienna that football was one of the losers owing to the wide-ranging sanctions imposed on Russia and Belarus but that the continental body had no choice but to “leave its comfort zone” and act. “Football is undoubtedly the loser, one of the losers, since we are depriving players, coaches and supporters, who have nothing to do wi…

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