Scotland just completed their Euros qualifying campaign in the same section as Russia, and finished third in the group on 15 points – a whopping nine points behind the Soviet nation – leaving us to compete in the Nations League playoffs against Israel.
Belgium won the section with 30 points from 10 matches, and qualified automatically with the Russians, but news of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s doping ban today has football fans everywhere questioning the legitimacy of Russia’s Euro 2020 spot.
WADA today announced that Russian athletes would be banned from major sporting competitions for the next four years, including the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
However, crucially, it seems Russia will still be flying the flag at Euro 2020 as European football’s governing body UEFA is not defined as a “major event organisation” with regards to rulings on anti-doping breaches – much to the frustration of fans on social media:
Do you think Russia should be banned from the Euros, and should Scotland be automatically handed their spot?
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