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UEFA kicks out Victor Moses’ Spartak Moscow from Europa League

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Victor Moses of Spartak Moscow during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Leicester City and Spartak Moskva at The Leicester City Stadium on November 4, 2021 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)

Russian team Spartak Moscow are set to be dumped out of the Europa League by Uefa.

Their opponents RB Leipzig will get an automatic bye to the quarter-finals due to Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Europe’s football governing body had already banned Spartak from playing their home leg in Russia.

But now German outlet Bild are reporting they have taken further measures and will remove the team from the competition altogether.

The club are expecting an official announcement today for RB Leipzig to automatically progress to the quarter-finals of the competition.

Club chief Oliver Mintzlaff said: “We continue to be in close contact with the associations and have complete confidence in Uefa and their decision.

“We assume that the games will be canceled.”

Over the weekend the club revealed: “RB is currently in intensive talks with Uefa about how to proceed in the round of 16 games in the Europa League against Spartak Moscow and assumes that the association will make a decision in the near future.”

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