FIFA bans international matches in Russia

 FIFA banned international matches in Russia

FIFA has banned national team matches in Russia, RIA-Novosti reports.

In addition, according to FIFA's decision, the Russian national team will play home matches on a neutral field and without spectators. In international matches involving the teams of the Russian Football Union, the use of the flag and anthem of the Russian Federation will be prohibited.

FIFA will also discuss the possible removal of the Russian team from the competition.

FIFA condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine : “Violence is never the solution and FIFA expresses its deepest solidarity with all people affected by what is happening in Ukraine. FIFA once again calls for the urgent restoration of peace and the immediate start of a constructive dialogue.".

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