FIFA set to expel Russia from international competitions


of football world governing bodylo is FIFA set suspend the Russian one national teams from international competitions until further notice due to the country invasion of Ukraine, a source with knowledge of the discussions were cited by Reuters on Monday.

FIFA is in advanced interviews with European government body Uefa over the question ea decision could be made after on Monday.

UEFA will hold an executive committee meeting later on Monday to decide on various issues related to Russian football.

The suspension would include the upcoming World Cup, a source with knowledge of the talks were cited by the Agence France-Presse (AFP).

The source said Russia would be expelled from the World Cup “unless the situation improves”.

Russia will host Poland in a World Cup qualifying playoff on March 24 and would go on to face Sweden or the Czech Republic on March 29 for a place to the finals in Qatar in November.

If they remained suspended in that moment, they would be out of the competition and unable to do so progress to the finals.

The Polish FA had said it will refuse play against the Russian team and the Czech Republic and Sweden, who I’m on the same playoff “path,” to have also ruled out facing Russia.

The suspension would affect all Russians national teams and it could have an impact on the country women’S team are due to play in UEFA Euro 2022 competition in England in July.

Before on On Monday, the executive of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). board recommended international sports federations prohibit Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials from competing in events.

FIFA had been criticized on Sunday after a statement that Russia could continue play matches though in neutral venues and only under the name of “Football Union of Russia.”

Although FIFA had warned that the country could be excluded competitions if the situation in Ukraine has not improved, the statement was widely criticized with the Polish FA said the position was “totally unacceptable”.

The English Football Association then said they would not do it play against Russia, A view which was claimed up from a number of European federations.

Russia hosted the last world Cup in 2018 with the final held in Moscow in the presence of President Vladimir Putin.

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