Monday, February 28, 2022

FIFA Set To Expel Russia From World Cup And Suspend Team

The International Soccer's Governing Body (FIFA), is set to Expel Russia from the World Cup, due to its Invasion of Ukraine.

FIFA stated that the National Team will No longer be allowed to Associate itself with the Russian Flag and Anthem, and can only Play using the name of its Football Federation, the Football Union of Russia (RFU).

In addition, Russia's National Team will Not be allowed to Play any games on Home Soil, with Home Games set to be played in Neutral Venues.

Stadiums in Pro-Russia Nations, such as Belarus and Serbia, have been brought up as Alternatives.

Football Associations of other Nations, most notably: Czech, English, Polish, and Irish, have already announced a Boycott of Planned Matches against the Russians.

FIFA was also Criticized for giving No mention to Belarus, which has openly aided Russia in the war.

Russia was scheduled to play, in a World Cup Qualifying Play-Off in March against: Czech Republic, Poland, and Sweden, ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

However, it seems increasingly Unlikely these Matches will be played regardless of FIFA's Decision.

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