Poland and Sweden will refuse to play Russia in World Cup 2022 playoffs

‘There are more important things than football,’ say PolandSwedish FA add that their side will not play in potential match

Poland will refuse to fulfil their scheduled World Cup playoff against Russia next month in protest against the invasion of Ukraine, the president of Poland’s Football Association, Cezary Kulesza, said on Saturday. The decision was immediately backed by the team’s players, including their star forward Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich.

Sweden, a potential future opponent of Russia in the playoffs, later said they would also refuse to play them “regardless of where the match is played”.

Continue reading…‘There are more important things than football,’ say PolandSwedish FA add that their side will not play in potential matchPoland will refuse to fulfil their scheduled World Cup playoff against Russia next month in protest against the invasion of Ukraine, the president of Poland’s Football Association, Cezary Kulesza, said on Saturday. The decision was immediately backed by the team’s players, including their star forward Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich.Sweden, a potential future opponent of Russia in the playoffs, later said they would also refuse to play them “regardless of where the match is played”. Continue reading…[#item_full_content]

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