Russia tried making progress on its difficult and slow return to international sports while the war between Ukraine and Russia is still ongoing, with the official UEFA European football body. Aleksandr Alaev, the vice president of the Russian Football Union declined to comment when leaving after 3 hours of face-to-face talks. They have been the first since Russia drew back from last month’s threat to leave UEFA and wants to join the Asian Football Confederation.

The teams from Russia have been banned from FIFA and UEFA competitions during the war in Ukraine and currently, there is no way back from the decisions that had been upheld by the highest court of sports. Albania, Switzerland, and Poland, the national teams had refused within a few days of Ukraine’s invasion by Russia to play their scheduled games against Russia. Continue reading