UEFA have announced that Russia will host the 2023 Super Cup despite the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recommending the nation should not be allowed to host major competitions.
The European governing body revealed on Monday that the 2023 clash between the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League will take place at the Kazan Arena.
Russia was already set to host a number of matches during the summer’s pan-continental European Championship.
But while the nation recently avoided a blanket ban from the Olympics and other major sporting events, WADA recommended late last year that they should be prevented from hosting sporting events for at least four years.
This is because they had been part of an ‘extremely serious’ case of non-compliance around doping issues.
There were a series of breaches of the World Anti-Doping Code carried out by Russia to lead to the decision.
WADA also recommended that Russia would not be allowed to bid for any events during the sanctioned period.
In addition, they cannot bid for the right to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
UEFA’S UPCOMING FINALS
2022 Women’s Champions League final: Juventus Stadium, Turin, Italy
2023 Women’s Women’s Champions League final: Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Holland
2022 Europa League final: Puskas Arena, Budapest, Hungary
2022 Super Cup final: Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland
2023 Super Cup final: Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia