Russia thrown out of Women’s Euros and banned from Uefa tournament bids

Portugal to take Russia’s place at Women’s Euros this summerRussian clubs cannot compete in Uefa competitions next season Uefa has told Russia that the country’s bid to host the men’s European Championship has been rejected and that their team will be replaced by Portugal in the women’s tournament this summer, as Uefa took further measures in response to the war in Ukraine.The European governing body said it was acting to ensure its tournaments had “smooth staging in a safe and secure environment for all”, and confirmed there would be no Russian sides competing in European club competitions next season.