The country is currently a member of European governing body UEFA Aleksandr Dyukov revealed that the issue will be raised at an official level. © Sefa Karacan / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Russian football officials will discuss a potential switch from UEFA to its Asian counterpart at the next executive committee meeting of the Russian Football Union (RFU), it has been confirmed.

RFU president Aleksandr Dyukov informed the Russian media of the development on Sunday.

“We will consider this issue at the executive committee. I’m not sure that a decision will be made, but the situation requires discussion,” Dyukov said, as quoted by TASS.

“UEFA considers us a member of the European family, we implement all programs, they participate in project financing, in our case it would be ugly to negotiate over their heads.

“I said that it is important for us to hold official matches, we had two years of the coronavirus, and now a suspension,” Dyukov added. (RT)