Poland Not To Play World Cup Play-Off With Russia: Polish Football Federation


Warsaw: Poland will not play their 2022 World Cup play-off with Russia due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, informed president of the Polish football federation on Saturday.

“It is time to act. Due to the escalation of the Russian Federation’s aggression in Ukraine, the Polish team does not envisage playing the play-off against Russia,” wrote Cezary Kulesz.

He further stated that it was the “only correct decision”.

Poland was scheduled to play their 2022 World Cup play-off with Russia in Moscow on March 24.

We will work with the Swedish and Czech federations, the winners of their match would have to play in Russia if the latter beat Poland,  to present a unified position to Fifa, he added.

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