Ireland will also boycott matches with Russian teams

The Irish did not support UEFA’s decision

Football Association of Ireland joined boycott of Russian national teams. Irish national teams will refuse matches with Russians who will be allowed UEFA.

“At the Football Association of Ireland board meeting last night it was unanimously agreed to confirm our clearly stated position that no Irish representative team at any age group will play against any Russian team in any competition at this time. “, the FAI said in a statement.

Let us remind you that UEFA has allowed Russian U-17 national teams (boys and girls) to participate in international competitions during the 2023/24 season. All team matches will be held without the flag, anthem, national playing uniform and not on Russian territory. The disqualification of the remaining Russian teams remains in force.

England, Latvia, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania and Norway decided to maintain their position and boycott matches with teams from Russia, despite UEFA approval.

The Ukrainian Football Association condemned UEFA’s decision to return Russian youth teams (U-17) to the international arena under a neutral flag and refused to participate in matches with Russian teams.

In the early hours of February 24, Russia launched rocket and air strikes on most Ukrainian cities and then launched a full-scale military invasion. The Russian war against Ukraine has continued for the 582nd day.

Source: Sportarena

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