15 Mar 2022

Russia, Belarus and Sporting Licences

On February 28, the FAI Executive Board suspended the NACs from Russia and Belarus and remove their rights to organise or participate in competitions. The CIVL Bureau asked the FAI Secretary-General to issues FAI Sporting Licences to individuals for these two nations if they requested it, so they could participate in events under the FAI flag. Our demand has been refused as the Sporting Code General Section ( specifies that the right to issue Sporting Licence shall not be exercised if a NAC is under suspension.