Poland has determined to not play in opposition to Russia within the 2022 World Cup play-off that was scheduled for March 24 in Moscow amid the continuing Russian invasion of Ukraine, reported AFP.
“It’s time to act. As a result of escalation of the Russian Federation’s aggression in Ukraine, the Polish staff doesn’t envisage enjoying the play-off in opposition to Russia,” wrote Cezary Kulesz – president of the Polish soccer federation – including it was the “solely right determination”.
Bayern Munich and Polish footballer Robert Lewandowski has mirrored on the information saying that it was the “proper determination” taken by the federation and that he can’t “think about enjoying in opposition to Russia”.
“The appropriate determination! I can’t think about enjoying a match with the Russian nationwide staff in a state of affairs when armed aggression in Ukraine continues,” stated Lewandowski in a tweet.
Słuszna decyzja! Nie wyobrażam sobie grania meczu z reprezentacją Rosji w sytuacji gdy trwa agresja zbrojna na Ukrainie. Rosyjscy piłkarze i kibice nie są za to odpowiedzialni, ale nie możemy udawać, że nic się nie dzieje. https://t.co/rfnfbXzdjF
— Robert Lewandowski (@lewy_official) February 26, 2022
The FIFA Males’s Participant of the 12 months award winner additionally stated, “Russian footballers and followers should not answerable for this, however we can’t fake that nothing is going on.”
“No extra phrases, time to behave! As a result of escalation of the aggression of the Russian Federation in the direction of Ukraine, the Polish nationwide staff doesn’t intend to play the play-off match in opposition to Russia,” stated Cezary Kulesza, president of Polish Soccer Federation.
He additionally stated, “That is the one proper determination. We’re in talks with Swedish and Czech federations to current a standard place to FIFA.”
Sweden and Czech Republic are the opposite two groups in Russia’s Path B of the European play-offs.