Adidas has announced the suspension of its collaboration with the Russian Football Union (RFS) with immediate effect.

The decision comes as several high profile sports organisations cut all ties with Russian-affiliated bodies or companies due to the conflict in Ukraine.

The German sportswear brand has been the kit manufacturer for the country since 2008, and designed the shirts for its home World Cup in 2018. The Russian National Team first wore adidas when playing Wales on 10 September in Moscow in the qualifying match for FIFA World Cup 2010.

Prior to the termination, the last agreement stated that the contract would be extended until 2026.

It was announced yesterday that FIFA and UEFA made the decision to ban all Russian football teams, both national representatives or clubs, from participation in the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Spartak Moscow has also been eliminated from the Europa League by the decision handed down by UEFA.

Furthermore, it was also revealed in recent days that no international competitions are now to be held in the territory of Russia, with ‘home’ matches being played on neutral territory and without spectators.

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