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UEFA again opposed the entry of Crimean clubs into Russian football

MOSCOW, August 23, Sergey Fuks. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) continues to adhere to the position developed in 2014 regarding the transition of Crimean clubs to the Russian football system, the press service of the organization reported. By decision of UEFA, Crimean clubs after Crimea joins the Russian Federation play in the regional championship. On Monday, at a meeting of the Presidium of the Football National League (FNL), a letter from the Crimean Football Union on the inclusion of the peninsula's clubs in the competition under the auspices of the FNL was considered. As a result, it was decided to create a joint working group that will analyze the readiness of professional clubs in Crimea for integration. It is expected that a delegation from the FNL will visit the peninsula in the near future.” As for the situation in Crimea, in accordance with the decision of the UEFA emergency commission of August 22, 2014, the UEFA executive committee decided to ban Crimean clubs from playing in competitions organized by the Russian Football Union, with January 1, 2015, and that the region be considered a “special zone” for football purposes until further notice,” the message reads. Newly elected head of the Russian Premier League (RPL) Alexander Alaev had earlier said that Crimea's integration into Russian football was imminent.


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