UEFA has banned all Russian Clubs from competing in their competitions till further notice, following the invasion of Ukraine.
The European Football Governing Body announced the decision to ban all Russian teams from competing in their organized competition on Monday evening.
One of the Club affected is Sparta Moscow — the Club of former Super Eagles star, Victor Moses.
Spartak Moscow are competing in the UEFA’s Europa League and have been drawn against German side RB Leipzig in the last 16.
The first leg is scheduled for March 17, but it remains unclear if the the game will go ahead, as the Russian Football Federation vowed to challenge the ruling.
“These are discriminatory measures”, Russian FA says in a statement .
“It harms a large number of athletes, coaches, employees and above all millions of Russian and foreign fans whose interests should be protected. This decision is contrary to the norms and principles of international competition, as well as to the spirit of the sport.”
“These sanctions will also only cause division. It is our right to challenge this decision legally in accordance with international sports law,” the statement reads in full.
Recalled, Moses helped Spartak Moscow qualified to the knockout stages after winning Group C.
The former Chelsea and Inter Milan star scored once and provided four assists in six Group matches.
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