Poland, Sweden and the Czech Republic release a joint statement refusing to travel to Russia for the 2022 World Cup finals
POLAND, Sweden and the Czech Republic have released a joint statement refusing to play in Russia for the World Cup finals.
Russia will play against Poland in Moscow, where the winners will play against either Sweden or the Czech Republic.
The overall winner then secures a place in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
But the three teams involved have released a statement expressing their “firm position” not to play in Russia.
It reads: “Based on the current alarming developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, including the security situation, the football associations of Poland, Sweden and the Czech Republic express their firm position that the play-off matches to qualify for the 2022 Fifa World CXup in Qatar, scheduled for 24 and 29 March 2022, should not be played in the territory of the Russian Federation. “
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