Adidas AG announced Tuesday that it’s immediately suspending its partnership with the Russian Football Union following that country’s invasion of Ukraine.
The German sports company, which had been partnered with the Russian football program for years, is joining FIFA and UEFA in censuring Russia.
Those organizations on Monday decided together that all Russian teams, whether national representative teams or club teams, shall be suspended from participation in both FIFA and UEFA competitions until further notice. The International Olympic Committee has also urged sports federations around the world to exclude athletes from Russia and Belarus.
Adidas signed a long-term partnership with the Russian Football Union in 2008 and featured prominently when the country hosted the World Cup in 2018.