The Czech Republic won’t play a possible soccer World Cup qualifier in opposition to Russia following their invasion of Ukraine, the Czech FA mentioned on Sunday.
The Czech ruling physique is the most recent to drag out of the playoff matches after Poland and Sweden introduced on Saturday they’d not contest the qualifiers in March to resolve who will go to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
“The FA executive committee approved unanimously the decision that the Czech national team will under no circumstances play the possible game against Russia’s team in the 2022 World Cup qualification,” the Czech FA mentioned.
“The executive committee tasked FA chairman Petr Fousek and secretary general Michal Valter to talk to UEFA and FIFA in regards to the decision of the executive committee not to play the possible game against Russia.”
Russia are scheduled to host Poland within the semi-finals of their strand of the World Cup playoffs on March 24 and, in the event that they advance, to host both Sweden or the Czech Republic on March 29 within the Path B ultimate.
The Czech FA mentioned it will not play the match even when it was moved to a impartial venue, and referred to as for the invasion to finish as quickly as attainable.
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