Poland Refuses To Play Russia In World Cup Playoff

The Daily Beast reports:

Russia are due to take part in a head-to-head match with Poland next month to decide which team will take one of the final European qualifying spots for this year’s soccer World Cup. On Saturday, the Polish soccer federation announced that it would not play the game.

Under normal rules, that would mean they are thrown out of the competition and Russia would advance to play at the World Cup. However, given Russia’s attack on Ukraine FIFA now has a big decision to make.

Sweden, a potential future opponent of Russia in the playoffs, later said they would also refuse to play Russia “regardless of where the match is played”.

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