Although the qualifications for Euro 2024 have not yet started – the group draw must be made on October 9 in Frankfurt – Germany does not want Belarus to participate. The host country of the final phase of the tournament asked UEFA to exclude the Eastern European country because of its support for Russia.
In a letter to the President of the European Football Confederation, Aleksander Ceferin, German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser also called for the suspension of Russian and Belarusian officials from the football body, according to a report. of the weekly Der Spiegelconfirmed by the spokesman of the ministry.
European football’s governing body has so far only ruled out Russia following Moscow’s February 24 invasion of Ukraine. But for the minister, “Not only Russia, which is waging a war in violation of international law, but also Belarus, as a major supporter of the Russian leadership, should be excluded from all international football matches and tournaments. »