Football Federation of Belarus
FIFA affiliation1992
UEFA affiliation1993
PresidentNikolay Sherstnyov
Vice-PresidentYury Vyarheychyk

The Football Federation of Belarus (BFF; Belarusian: Беларуская федэрацыя футбола, romanizedBiełaruskaja Fiederacyja Futboła; Russian: Белорусская федерация футбола, romanizedBelorusskaya federatsiya futbola), also known as Belarusian Football Federation, is the governing body of football, beach soccer and futsal in Belarus. It organizes the Belarusian Premier League, Belarusian national football team and the Belarus women's national football team. It is based in Minsk.


The Belarusian Football Federation was founded in 1989. In 1992, the FIFA Federation won the right to participate in the World Cup.[1] In 1993, she joined UEFA, which allowed the national team to participate in the European Championships, and Belarusian clubs to participate in the European Cups.

In June 2021, UEFA suspended the Belarusian Football Federation from holding any events and competitions under its auspices.[2] The UEFA national teams and clubs will not play in UEFA tournaments, and previously scheduled UEFA Mini Football Champions League 2021 and UEFA Congress 2021 will be moved to other countries.[3] Previously, the 2021 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, which was planned to be held in Belarus, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4]

After the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, FIFA and UEFA, the European governing body for football, temporarily suspended Belarusian national and club teams from international competitions, which was later reversed, and UEFA banned Belarus from hosting international competitions.[5][6]



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  4. ^ "2020/21 Women's U19 EURO cancelled". УЕФА. 23 February 2021. Archived from the original on 30 April 2021. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
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  6. ^ [🖉"Russia, Belarus Suspended From International Soccer, Hockey Over Ukraine Attacks". Radiofreeeurope/Radioliberty. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
  7. ^ "BelaPAN. In pictures: Retired army colonel elected unopposed as new chairman of Belarusian Football Federation". (in Russian). 27 March 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
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