Football suspended in Ukraine as Russia targets air bases, military assets

Football activities have been called off in Ukraine for a minimum of 30 days.

This is after the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin launched a military attack on the neighbouring country.

For this reason, the Ukrainian Premier League, which was supposed to restart on Friday after its winter break, has been stopped.

The league management said the start will be delayed with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky introducing martial law overnight.

Scotland’s World Cup play-off match against Ukraine in Glasgow, which is due to take place on March 24, is now also a major doubt.

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The British government has also told the European football governing body, UEFA, to change the venue of this season’s Champions League final which was billed to take place in St Petersburg on May 28.

Russia said it has only targeted Ukrainian air bases and other military assets, not populated areas.

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