FIFA: Russian Federation reacts to suspension

FIFA and UEFA have decided to suspend Russian teams and clubs from all competitions until further notice. A decision that the Russian Football Association does not understand.

"We believe that this decision is contrary to the norms and principles of international competition and the spirit of sport. It is clearly discriminatory and harms a large number of athletes, coaches, club and national team employees and, above all, millions of Russian and foreign fans, whose interests international sports organizations must protect first and foremost," the Russian body said.

It should also "challenge the decision of FIFA and UEFA in accordance with international sports law".