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Kazan could be denied the right to host UEFA Super Cup match in 2023

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The European Football Association’s (UEFA) board of directors may decide on a new venue for the 2023 UEFA Super Cup match on Wednesday. According to Sky News, the game will most likely be moved from Kazan to another city.

In February 2022, the International Football Federation (FIFA) and UEFA issued a joint statement that Russian teams and clubs were suspended from international competitions indefinitely due to events in Ukraine. In this regard, the Russian team was excluded from the number of participants in the play-offs to enter the World Cup in Qatar. In September, UEFA did not allow the Russian team to draw for the European Championship – 2024 qualifying tournament.

Against the backdrop of the dismissal of domestic teams and clubs, discussions intensified about the possible transfer of the RFU under the jurisdiction of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). At the end of 2022, it was decided that the RFU together with UEFA would form a working group to discuss the return of Russian teams to international tournaments.

Despite extensive sanctions and talks about Russia’s withdrawal from Europe, Kazan did not miss the chance to host the UEFA Super Cup, which it won the right to host in March 2020. As the Minister of Sports of Tatarstan Vladimir Leonov admitted in an interview with RIA Novosti, UEFA has long stopped contacting the organizing committee of the Super Cup.

“The Super Cup is still standing, in our Super Cup schedule, no official announcement has been made about its cancellation or postponement. We are ready for the match, it would be great if it was played in Kazan next year. We have not been in contact with Uefa for a long time. “There are still six months. We understand what needs to be done, but it still needs to be direct. I think some decisions on this will be announced at the beginning of the year,” Leonov said.

On Tuesday, in the office of the Association of European Football Associations, representatives of the RFU and UEFA discussed the return of Russian teams to international tournaments. According to the RFU’s communication service, the parties agreed on the procedure for further interaction and agreed to continue communicating. It seems that the issue of holding the UEFA Super Cup in Kazan was not discussed, as the decision had already been made. An official statement should be made at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday. According to the Sky News channel, a new city to host the Super Cup will be announced and the suspension of Russian teams and clubs from international competitions due to the ongoing special military operation will remain in effect.

Previously St. Petersburg had forfeited the right to host the Champions League final of the 2021/22 season. The match eventually took place in the suburbs of Paris. Spanish Real Madrid won the trophy by beating English Liverpool 1-0. The holding of the main European Cup final was marred by numerous riots, which caused the start of the meeting to be delayed by 37 minutes.

Source: Ria

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