British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for Russia to be banned from holding major football tournaments. He said this during a speech in the House of Commons of the British Parliament.
“It is puzzling that the main international football tournaments can be held in Russia after the invasion of the territory of a sovereign state,” Johnson said, writes Reuters.
State Duma deputy Vitaly Milonov appreciated the desire of the Minister of Sports of Poland to postpone the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification match between the Russian and Polish teams from Moscow.
"The Poles are offended and do not want to come to us. It's ugly to say the least. If you volunteered for a fight, then be kind enough to leave after it, not before it. There is nothing worse than an escape,” Milonov said.
He added that the statement about the postponement of the match is a trick. The Poles simply want to portray themselves as political victims. Information about this appeared on the Metaratings portal.