Another national team refused to play against Russia after UEFA's decision
The Irish national team will not play with Russia in any age category after the European Football Union (UEFA) decided to return Russian representatives to youth tournaments. The islanders joined the boycott of the aggressor country, which was first announced by their neighbors, the British.
The decision was announced at a meeting of the board of directors of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI). The organization emphasized that it is currently impossible to hold matches with Russian teams, Irish Mirror reports.
"It was unanimously decided to reiterate our clearly stated position that no Irish representative team in any age category will play against any team from Russia in any competition at this time," the association said.
Earlier, the Swedish and Danish national teams announced that they would not play against Russia in the qualifiers for the European Youth Championship. The Scandinavians expressed their support for Ukraine, which continues to resist Russian aggression. Earlier, the national teams of Poland and Latvia refused to take the field against Russian youth teams.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, the Swedish Football Association, which is the host of the European Youth Championship among girls, refused to allow the Russian national team to participate in the tournament.