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UEFA end sponsorship deal with Russian energy company Gazprom

UEFA have severed ties with Russian energy firm Gazprom following the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces.

The footballing world has reacted swiftly and decisively to the conflict, with UEFA and FIFA suspending all Russian teams from international matches.
The Russian state owned company has been the main sponsor of the Champions League since 2012, but their deal with Europe's football governing body has been ended.

"UEFA has today decided to end its partnership with Gazprom across all competitions." a statement read.

"The decision is effective immediately and covers all existing agreements including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA national team competitions and UEFA EURO 2024."

German side Schalke also cancelled their sponsorship deal with Gazprom, removing their logo from team shirts.

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