In view of the recognition of Eastern Ukrainian separatist areas by Russia, the European Football Union UEFA also arises about Sponsor Gazprom.
The Russian energy company has been a closer partner of the Football Association and Events such as the Champions League or European Championships in the stadiums for several years.
This could also be the case at the next Football Championship, which will be held in the summer of 2024 in Germany.
DFB Interim President Rainer Koch said the ARD “Union UEFAs show”: “It’s a very sensitive situation that can change hourly and of course we all in mind.” Koch also sits in the Executive Committee of UEFA. “Currently it’s about securing world peace and thus far more important than football. Any consequences for football will communicate UEFA if necessary,” Cook added.
For the current year 2022, UEFA has planned its finals of the Champions League in St. Petersburg.
KremlChef Vladimir Putin had on Monday evening the self-appointed People’s Republics Donetsk and Luhansk in the Ostukraine despite international protests as independently recognized and sent Russian troops into the territories.