French football manager questions Russia’s right to appear at the World Cup

The president of the reigning world champions’ football federation came up with the proposal on Sunday

The head of the French Football Federation (FFF) has proposed that Russia can be shut down from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November and December as a result of the operation in .

Russia is currently scheduled to host in on March 24 in a semi-final for a match. The winner will host the or five days later.

All three countries have announced that they will boycott planned or potential clashes with Russia.

FFF president Noel Le Graet has now said that he will not oppose the 2018 World Cup hosts being completely denied a place in the competition.

“The sports world, and especially football, can not remain neutral. I would certainly not oppose the expulsion of Russia,” Le Graet told Le Parisien via France24 on Sunday.

“Under these dramatic circumstances, how can one imagine playing football against this country?”

Twenty years after his first win in ’98, Les Bleus won his first World Cup title in foreign lands in Russia in a 2018 tournament that received much praise for his organization, treatment of fans and playing standards that led to the win for Didier Deschamp’s team over Croatia, which prevented Russia from automatically qualifying for the final with a late goal in a qualifier for the group stage in Zagreb.

France is the first national federation to explicitly state that Russia will not be allowed to participate in the World Cup, with one Report also claims that FIFA is under pressure from authorities in other countries including the English FA.

FIFA has not yet commented on this weekend’s development after responding to the first from Russia’s three playoff rivals by promising to provide an update on the World Cup qualifiers “soon”.

“We can make a decision immediately, as soon as necessary,” insisted FIFA President .

Following an extraordinary general meeting on Friday, UEFA ordered to move the Champions League final in May from St. Petersburg to Paris and ordered Russian clubs and the national team to play home matches in their competitions in neutral arenas.

UEFA is also considering terminating its agreement with Russian gas company , which was renewed last year until 2024, according to France24, which said the contract is worth $ 45 million annually.



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