Football matches involving Russian teams will be boycotted by 11 countries

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Norway and Ireland joined the coalition that disagreed with UEFA’s questionable decision.

Norway joins the ranks of countries that have officially refused to abide by UEFA’s decisions. Scandinavians will boycott all matches involving Russian teams.

The official statement, in particular, says that the country agrees that the children should not be blamed for anything, but at the same time states that it is impossible to separate Russian football and the Russian government.

“The Norwegian Football Association does not agree with UEFA’s decision to re-allow Russian youth teams to participate in international competitions. We are not aware that UEFA is looking into this issue and expects a better decision in an important issue.

We take the position that Norwegian teams should not play against Russian teams while there is a war going on.

In general, we support the position that children should not be excluded from football or other sports because of the actions of adults and authorities. Football should unite, not divide.

However, we believe that in this emergency situation it is very difficult to separate national football and the Russian government,” the document said.

The Irish also refused to go on the field against young Russian players. National teams of all ages in this country will not play against Russian teams, the local Football Association announced.

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

We remind you that earlier the UEFA Executive Committee decided to lift the ban on the participation of Russian youth teams (under 17 years old) in international competitions.

After that, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and England have already expressed their reluctance to play against the representatives of the aggressor countries.

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Source: korrespondent

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