Poland to skip World Cup qualifying match vs Russia | Inquirer Sports

Poland to skip World Cup qualifying match vs Russia

/ 06:35 PM February 26, 2022
Poland Russia

FILE PHOTO: President of the Polish Football Association Cezary Kulesza speaks at a news conference after Czeslaw Michniewicz was announced by the Polish Football Association (PZPN) as the new national team coach, in Warsaw, Poland, January 31, 2022. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

WARSAW – Poland will not play a World Cup qualifying football match against Russia next month because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the president of Poland’s Football Association, Cezary Kulesza, said on Saturday.

Kulesza said the association was in talks with its Swedish and Czech counterparts regarding playoff matches set for March to fill a slot for the World Cup.

ADVERTISEMENT

“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 said on Twitter.

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

FEATURED STORIES

Russia is due to host Poland in the semi-finals of its strand of the World Cup playoffs on March 24 and, if its team advances, is scheduled to host either Sweden or the Czech Republic on March 29 in the Path B final.

RELATED STORIES

Russia stripped of major events as invasion of Ukraine intensifies

Russian international footballer Smolov: ‘No to war’

RELATED VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTEg6f2_aBQ

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: World Cup Qualifying
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.