EuroLeague clubs approved the withdrawal of Russian clubs

Donatas Urbonas
Senior Staff Writer
2022-03-22 15:13
Credit: Imago Images - Scanpix
Credit Imago Images - Scanpix

Three Russian clubs, CSKA Moscow, Zenit St. Petersburg, and UNICS Kazan, were officially excluded from the EuroLeague season 2021-22, BasketNews sources confirmed.

Bertomeu officially approached thirteen ECA shareholders on Monday, suggesting approving the Russian clubs' withdrawal and not listing them in the final EuroLeague standings.

According to BasketNews sources, the majority of ECA shareholders approved the decision.

EuroLeague officially confirmed the BasketNews report.

CSKA, Zenit, and Unics ranked in the Top 8 before the suspension. However, all the games that involved Russian teams were annulled.

That heavily impacted the playoff race. Eight teams are still competing for the Top 8. In the meantime, four clubs, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, AX Armani Exchange Milan, and Olympiacos Piraeus, already secured their playoff berth.

You can find the EuroLeague standings without Russian teams HERE.

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar were also excluded from the EuroCup competition accordingly.

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