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Explained: Russia's World Cup ban & why they haven't been kicked out of Euro 2020

Russia's national football team have been banned from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after a decision from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

The 2018 World Cup hosts, who reached the quarter-finals on home soil, will nevertheless still compete at the 2020 European Championships.

Russia have been handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events , rather than the ban being specifically for the national football team.

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The Russian flag and anthem will therefore not be represented at the 2023 Women's World Cup, the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, or the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.