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    2022 FIFA World Cup: Poland will not travel to Russia and play matches there

    The football associations of Poland, Sweden and the Czech Republic have announced that they will not compete against Russia when it comes to promotion to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

    On the official association’s website, we can read: 

    “Based on the current alarming development in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, including the security situation, the Football Associations of Poland (PZPN), Sweden (SvFF) and Czech Republic (FAČR) express their firm position that the playoff matches to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, scheduled for 24 and 29 March 2022, should not be played in the territory of the Russian Federation”.


    Moreover, the Football Associations of Poland, Sweden and the Czech Republic “expect FIFA and UEFA to react immediately and to present alternative solutions regarding places where these approaching playoff matches could be played.”


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