The president of the Polish Football Association, Cezary Kulesza, has announced on Saturday that Poland will boycott the World Cup qualifier “due to escalation of aggression of the Russian Federation towards Ukraine.”
Kulesza wrote on Twitter, “This is the only right decision. We are in talks with the Swedish and Chezch Republic federations to present a common position to FIFA.”
Poland was due to travel to Russia on 24 March to play against either Sweden or the Czech Republic, to then play in Moscow on 29 March, should the Russian football team win.
On Friday UEFA acted with “decisiveness” and stripped Russia of the Champion League Final.
On Thursday night CEO Stefano Domenicali chaired a crisis summit with its governing body, the FIA, and the sport’s team bosses and then made the decision.
Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel called Vladimir Putin’s regime as “mad” and he said he will now boycott the Russian Grand Prix, he said earlier today.