Amidst the ongoing war crisis between Russia and Ukraine, UEFA has announced fresh sanctions on Chelsea FC
UEFA stated that Chelsea will be unable to sell tickets for any future Champions League games at Stamford Bridge as long as Roman Abramovich remains the club’s owner.
This comes after the European Union placed penalties on Abramovich (EU).
Any future home European games for the Blues will have to be played behind closed doors.
Chelsea travels to Lille for the round of 16 second leg on Wednesday night, with a 2-0 lead from the first leg.
If Thomas Tuchel’s team advances to the quarter-finals, the home leg will be played in front of no spectators.
A UEFA statement on Tuesday read: “UEFA is fully committed to always implementing relevant EU and international sanctions. Our understanding is that the present case is assessed in the context of the licence issued in the UK which allows Chelsea FC to continue minimum football activity whilst providing a safeguard that no financial gain will result for Mr Abramovich.
“We will work with the EU and relevant member states to ensure we have full clarity and remain in lockstep with all relevant and applicable measures in line with latest developments.”