December 4, 2022

Fifa orders Russia not to play under banner

A few countries have declared they will won’t play Russia, including England and Wales, as well as Poland, the Czech Republic and Sweden.

World Cup 2022 end of the season games would see Russia face Poland prior to confronting either the Czech Republic or Sweden assuming they win and are planned to be played in March.

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent off a tactical intrusion of adjoining Ukraine on Thursday.

Clean football affiliation president Cezary Kulesza said Fifa’s choice was absolutely inadmissible, while the Swedish FA and the Czech Republic FA repeated their positions that they wouldn’t play Russia.

We are not keen on taking part in this round of appearances. Our position stays in one piece: Polish National Team won’t play with Russia, regardless the name of the group is, he said.

Swedish FA president Karl-Erik Nilsson told Fotbollskanalen they were not happy with Fifa’s choice.

He said: Our perspective isn’t different today and the circumstance has not changed in Ukraine since we have gotten the message from Fifa, so we have no other assessment today.

We likewise need to converse with Poland and the Czech Republic so we can reward Fifa our thought process, however we had anticipated a more honed position from Fifa. We would have done as such.

The ladies’ European Championship happens in England in July and Sweden, alongside the Netherlands and Switzerland, are in a similar gathering as Russia.