Previous
Sporting Gijón
Rayo Vallecano
2
1
LIVE 56'
Game Details
Mainz
Schalke 04
1
1
LIVE 59'
Game Details
Carpi
AS Roma
0
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Stade Rennes
Angers
0
0
LIVE 60'
Game Details
Veracruz
America
1:30 AM UTC Feb 13, 2016
Game Details
Toluca
Atlas
2:30 AM UTC Feb 13, 2016
Game Details
Santos
Monterrey
3:30 AM UTC Feb 13, 2016
Game Details
Brisbane Roar
Newcastle Jets
2
2
FT
Game Details
Next

EU mulls sanctions to Russia over Ukraine, but swift imposition unlikely

The formal handover of the FIFA World Cup from Brazil to Russia took place on Sunday ahead of the 2018 tournament.

BRUSSELS -- European Union nations are looking at sporting sanctions to punish Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis but diplomats say the immediate targeting of high-profile events like the 2018 World Cup is unlikely at this stage.

UEFA won't sanction Russia

An EU official with knowledge of the proposals said on Wednesday that sports sanctions are under consideration as the EU seeks to get new measures ready by the weekend.

Diplomats from three member states said it was unrealistic to think the 28-nation group would try to impose such measures now, and said ambassadors would more likely seek a deepening of current sanctions.

The individuals spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks were still ongoing.

The EU has so far imposed sanctions against dozens of Russian officials and Russia's financial and arms industry.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.