Russia for the first time in history fell to 23rd place in the UEFA rankings
For the first time in history, Russia dropped to 23rd place in the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) rankings. Prior to this, the anti-record for the Russian Federation was 21st place in the 2003/04 season.
Updated version of the UEFA ranking posted on the official website of the organization.
The leader of the UEFA coefficients table is England (106,427 points). In second place is Spain (90.855), in third is Germany (81.731). Russia has 21,882 points. Above the Russian Federation in the ranking are Greece, Israel, Cyprus and Sweden. At the same time, Russia is ahead of Hungary, Romania, Poland and Bulgaria in the table.
Russia fell out of the top 10 for the first time since the 2004/05 season, and the anti-record was 21st place in the 2003/04 season.
If Russian clubs are returned to European competitions, then "Zenith" from St. Petersburg will start participation in the Champions League from the first qualifying round. The second and third places will go to the second round of qualifying for the third most important European Cup tournament - the Conference League.
After the start of Russia's military operation in Ukraine, FIFA (International Football Federation), together with UEFA, like the vast majority of sports structures, removed domestic teams from tournaments under their auspices.