Russian club Rubin Kazan banned from UEFA competitions

KRASNODAR, RUSSIA - MAY 13: Players of FC Rubin Kazan celebrate after scoring a goal during the Russian Premier League match between FC Krasnodar v FC Rubin Kazan at the Krasnodar Stadium on May 13, 2018 in Krasnodar, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)

The UEFA have banned Rubin Kazan from participating in either the Champions League or Europa League for the next two seasons

This punishment comes in light of Rubin’s breach of UEFA’s financial fair play (FFP) regulations.

The European football governing body had initially agreed on a settlement with Rubin prior to their violation of the rules once again.

Now the UEFA website announced that they have opened a new investigation upon the broken arrangement they had with Rubin.

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The Russian Premier League side will now be unable to take part in any of UEFA’s competitions regardless of whether they qualify to do so.

The purpose of the FFP rules is to prevent clubs from spending more than they earn in the pursuit of glory, which later tends to lead to financial problems.

Ruben, who won the Russian league in 2008 and 2009, are fifth in the league standings with 17 points from 10 games.