January 25, according to TASS news agency, the Russian Football Association and UEFA have reached some terms on the negotiations on the lifting of the ban, both parties agreed
Negotiations continued in February.
After the Russia-Ukraine conflict broke out in February last year, the Russian Football Association (including its national team and club team) was banned by UEFA, and there were reports that they wanted to switch to the AFC.
In late December 2022, the Russian Football Association established a working group to negotiate with UEFA and other organizations on the return of Russian football clubs and national teams to official competitions, while negotiations on Russia’s transfer to the AFC were postponed indefinitely.
The Russian Football Association stated in a statement issued on January 24 that the working meeting between them and UEFA had come to an end. The key issue on the agenda of the meeting was the return of the Russian national team and club teams to international competitions.
conditions for further interaction, and agreed to remain in touch, with the next face-to-face meeting scheduled for February.