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Poland will not play Russia in FIFA World Cup qualifier, says country’s football association president

Poland won’t play its 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier towards Russia subsequent month due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the president of the nation;s Football Association, Cezary Kulesza, mentioned on Saturday.

Kulesza mentioned the affiliation was in talks with its counterparts in Sweden and Czech Republic counterparts concerning playoff matches set for March to fill a slot for the World Cup.

“In light of the escalation of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine, the Polish national team is not going to play a match against Russian Republic,” Kulesza mentioned on Twitter.

“This is the only right decision. We are in talks with Swedish and Czech association to present a common position to FIFA.”

Russia are scheduled to host Poland within the semi-finals of their strand of the World Cup playoffs on March 24 and, if the staff advances, are scheduled to host both Sweden or the Czech Republic on March 29 within the Path B ultimate. 

Earlier, the UEFA relocated the ultimate of this season’s Champions League from Saint Petersburg in Russia to the Stade de France close to Paris. It, nevertheless, stopped wanting kicking Russia out of the World Cup qualifiers, which signifies that the staff continues to be included alongside Sweden, Czech Republic and Poland in Path B of the European play-offs. 

Meanwhile, Formula One introduced on Friday that it might be “impossible” to carry the Russian Grand Prix following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The official Twitter account of F1 Media confirmed the event.

“The FIA Formula 1 World Championship visits countries all over the world with a positive vision to unite people, bringing nations together,” the assertion started.

“We are watching the developments in Ukraine with unhappiness and shock and hope for a swift and peaceable decision to the current state of affairs.

“On Thursday evening Formula 1, the FIA, and the teams discussed the position of our sport, and the conclusion is, including the view of all relevant stakeholders, that it is impossible to hold the Russian Grand Prix in the current circumstances.”

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