Uefa president to Putin: Russia to remain EM-host

Wada-committee's recommendation of sanctions against Russia is not going to affect the country as EM-host in 2020. Russia does not fear for his title in next

Uefa president to Putin: Russia to remain EM-host

Wada-committee's recommendation of sanctions against Russia is not going to affect the country as EM-host in 2020.

Russia does not fear for his title in next summer's european football championship.

the President of The union of European Football associations (Uefa), Aleksander Čeferin, insuring thus the face of Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, that Russia will remain one of the hosts of next year's european football championship.

he says at a meeting between the two in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, writes the Russian news agency Tass.

Russia maintains its shared hosting, in spite of possible sanctions against Russia from The world anti-doping agency (Wada).

- We will do everything possible not to disappoint you, the fans and the players, says Vladimir Putin for his people.

because of the systematic, state-sponsored doping and since tampering with the tests recommended a committee under the Wada on Monday to exclude Russia from all major sporting events for the next four years.

In the same period of time, it should not be possible for Russia to host international sporting events, but it comes according to the Ceferin not to include the football-EM.

the Message was earlier on Wednesday the same from Wada.

Wada confirmed to the news agency AP that the sanctions against Russia, a committee under the Wada has recommended, will not result in Russia losing its medværtskab for EM.

EM is assessed not to be a big enough event to be subject to the potential sanctions. Among other things, because it only deals with a single sport, and because it is not an international event.

Wada will be in a meeting 9. december to make a decision on whether and to what extent Russia should be sanctioned.

St. Petersburg will house the four games in Russia this summer. The city is also host to the Champions League final in 2021. Nor it will be deprived of Russia.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 27 November 2019, 19:00

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