France wants World Cup Exclusion of Russia

President of the French Football Federation calls for Russia to be excluded from the 2022 World Cup
The French Football Association FFF wants to use for an exclusion of Russia from the World Cup final in Qatar (21 November to 18 December). This announcement made bidding leader Noel Le Graet on Sunday in the newspaper “Le Parisien” and reacted to the attack of Russia on Ukraine. “The world of Russia and especially football can not stay neutral. I will certainly not be against an exclusion of Russia,” Le Graet said. The French national team is a World Cup defending champion in Qatar, whereby the title was achieved in Russia in Russia. The Russian selection is not qualified for the World Cup 2022 yet, but has to secure a ticket via the World Cup playoffs. However, the first playoff opponent Poland (March 24) and the possible other opponents, Sweden or the Czech Republic do not want to compete against Russia in the qualifying matches.

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