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‘We can’t pretend nothing’s happening’: Lewandowski backs Poland’s decision; ‘Can’t imagine playing a match with Russia’

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In the wake of Russia’s invasion of neighbours Ukraine, Poland’s FA on Saturday introduced that they won’t participate of their 2022 FIFA World Cup play-off on March 24 in Russia.

Poland and Russia had been slated to lock horns for a spot within the ultimate and would have confronted both Sweden or Czech Republic within the summit conflict.

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Cezary Kulesz, the president of the Polish football federation mentioned on Twitter: “No more words, it’s time to act. Due to the escalation of the aggression of the Russian Federation towards Ukraine, the Polish national team does not intend to play the play-off match against Russia.”

To which Poland males’s football workforce captain replied: “It is the right decision! I can’t imagine playing a match with the Russian National Team in a situation when armed aggression in Ukraine continues. Russian footballers and fans are not responsible for this, but we can’t pretend that nothing is happening.”

On Friday, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) urged all International Sports Federations to relocate or cancel their sports activities occasions at the moment deliberate in Russia or Belarus.

IOC mentioned that they need to take the breach of the Olympic Truce by the Russian and Belarussian governments into consideration and provides the protection and safety of the athletes an absolute precedence. The IOC itself has no occasions deliberate in Russia or Belarus.

UEFA has already shifted the boys’s Champions League ultimate venue from Russia to France and Formula 1 cancelled the Russian Grand Prix amid the Ukraine disaster.


(With inputs from ANI)

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