Following Russia's assault on Ukraine, European soccer's governing board, UEFA, has barred the country from competing in the Women's European Championship this coming July and from competing in next year's Women's World Cup.

After losing to Russia in the preliminary playoffs, Portugal will replace them for the July event in England. They will be in Group C with the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Sweden.

Russia's surprising proposal to organize the men's Euros in 2028 and 2032 was also indefinitely suspended by UEFA, leaving Britain and Ireland's joint candidacy for Euro 2028 to compete solely with Turkey's desire in hosting the 2032 event.

According to UEFA's rules, "every bidder needs to make sure that it does not operate in a way that might bring UEFA, the UEFA final, or the UEFA final stage, any other bidder, the bidding process, or European football into disgrace."

Russian clubs will also be excluded next season from the Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League.

As a consequence, the Scottish Premiership champions will replace Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg in the men's Champions League final stage from 2022 to 2023.

In a statement, UEFA noted the decisions were made to guarantee their smooth production in a safe and secure setting for all those involved.

Russia will also be instantly dropped from their second-tier group if they do not play in the Nations League, which starts in June.

Following the attack on Ukraine, which Moscow describes as a special military operation, UEFA and FIFA suspended Russian clubs and national teams from tournaments until further notice.

Due to the penalties, RB Leipzig of Germany moved to the Europa League quarter-finals this season at the cost of Spartak Moscow of Russia, as their last-16 match was canceled.

Before withdrawing its case, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) denied a plea from Russia's football association to suspend FIFA's suspension, effectively destroying Russia's chances of participation in the World Cup in Qatar.

After Russia's invasion of Ukraine, various national soccer groups, including Poland's, Sweden's, and the Czech Republic's, indicated that they would not compete against Russia.

Ukraine is scheduled to meet host Scotland on June 1 after its men's World Cup group playoff semifinal was postponed due to the attack in March. The winner will face host Wales on June 5, with a place in a leading pack fair game.