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UEFA boots Russia from future tournaments, amid Ukraine war

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The Union of European Football Associations is placing further sanctions on Russian teams, amid the atrocities in Ukraine

UEFA has confirmed Russia will be barred from the Women’s Euro 2022 and all UEFA competitions next season.

Portugal who lost to Russia will now replace them at the Women’s Euro 2022, kicking off in July. This means Russia will not be able to qualify for next year’s women’s World Cup.

UEFA says the latest decisions are to “ensure their smooth staging in a safe and secure environment for all those concerned.”

he Governing body has also slammed Russia’s bid to host the men’s Euro 2028 or Euro 2032 tournaments, by officially deeming the country ineligible.

UEFA HQ. Photo credit: Skysports

The latest sanctions add to the long list already imposed on Russia and its people.

FIFA and UEFA moved to immediately suspend Russian national teams and clubs when the war began in February.

There are no reports of when or if Russia will re-enter the global sporting realm.

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Tom Brady to start sportscasting in 2024

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Tom Brady plans to start his sportscasting duties on Fox in 2024

 
Brady’s arrival behind the microphone had been uncertain, especially in the wake of him retiring last year, before changing his mind.

The 45-year-old will be a part of the biggest matches for Fox, as well as act as an ambassador for the Network.

Brady made the announcement to retire from the NFL for the second time last week.

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Formula 1 speeds into New York

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Formula One world champions Red Bull took their season launch to the United States with a spray of pyrotechnics in front of a rapt Manhattan crowd as fans braved the bitter cold outside.

Where once NASCAR and IndyCar had a stranglehold on American gearheads, the splash hit Netflix docu-drama “Drive to Survive” has indoctrinated legions of new fans in the United States.

Neither icy cold nor eye-watering winds whipping along the Hudson River could deter the dozens of people who showed up outside the Classic Car Club on Friday, hoping to catch a glimpse of their favourite drivers heading for the launch.

“I’ve been following it for a while and around 2017, 2016 it wasn’t that big in the United States,” said Tyler Quinn, 21, a college student in Manhattan, who last year saved up to see the Formula One race in Canada and feared the growing fan base could make future trips prohibitively expensive.

“It’s exploded exponentially. You know, when I talk to people in school … they all know about F1, they all recognise certain things, they all ask me questions. It’s growing fast and I really am glad about that.”

Las Vegas will join Austin and Miami as the third race in the United States in the 2023 calendar as F1 looks to make further inroads into the lucrative market.

Speaking at the members-only Classic Car Club, where a garage of luxury cars is available for patrons to enjoy, Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner told Reuters that “Drive to Survive” had been a “game changer”.

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Tom Brady announces retirement – again

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NFL Quarterback Tom Brady has announced he will be retiring again

Taking to Instagram to reveal his decision, the 45-year-old only needed a moment to get his message across.

Brady is regarded as the most successful quarterback in NFL history, winning seven Super Bowls for the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The 45-year-old briefly announced he would retire last February, but was lured back for one more season.

But now, he says, enough is enough.

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