Soccer: Russia may leave UEFA, seek to join Asian confederation


The Russian Football Union may cut ties with the sport’s European governing body UEFA and seek membership with Asia’s confederation, ESPN reported Thursday, citing sources involved.

The RFU discussed making the switch on Dec. 23 and could reach a final decision at an executive meeting to be held Friday, according to the report.

Russian national teams and clubs are currently banned from competition by both UEFA and international governing body FIFA over the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

With relations between Russia and European countries severely strained, RFU officials believe the Asian Foot...

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