The Russian Football Federation is upset by the international ban and does not rule out the possibility of leaving FIFA
Russian footballers will have to give up their Russian passports to stay in world football / Photo: Collage: Today
The military aggression of Nazi Russia against Ukraine affected the football economy of the aggressor country. All national teams and clubs of the Russian Federation have been suspended from international matches by decision of FIFA and UEFA.
But instead of opposing the war, the Russian Football Union (RFU) is trying to lift the ban through arbitration. But even on this battlefield, the Russians failed.
To compensate for their selfishness, football officials of the Russian Federation decided to resort to blackmail – to leave FIFA in protest. But it’s more like a kick in the leg, because with this decision, the Russians have cut themselves off from international football for decades. However, there is a way for them.
“If such a decision is made, technical implementation will be guaranteed. But it must be a balanced decision. Young athletes who dream of becoming great players and coaches, must understand that for a long time they are depriving themselves of participating in international matches. I do not play, I can live. Without FIFA.
Have you offered to give up the opportunity to play for a long time? But this possibility may arise. There is an appeals and counseling process. It is possible for organizations to change their attitude towards the decisions they have made. We start from this. What will leave FIFA now? “We will simply deprive ourselves of the option to return to playing international football for a long time,” Russian Football Union President Oleksandr Dyukov was quoted by Sportbox as saying.
Earlier, Shakhtar General Manager Serhiy Balkin demanded that Russia be expelled from FIFA for its policy of genocide of Ukrainians and unleashing of war.
Russia must be punished for its aggression against Ukraine / Photo: Collage: Today