Former Russian football star offered to "send UEFA and FIFA to hell" and to "show our balls"
Anzor Kavazashvili, the 1965 and 1969 USSR football champion with Torpedo and Spartak, sharply criticized FIFA and UEFA's policies toward Russia. On September 26, the European Football Union decided to return Russian junior teams to international competitions under the auspices of UEFA. At the same time, all adult Russian national teams are still banned due to the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
The former USSR national team goalkeeper is convinced that Russia should not play "under a shameful white flag."
"We need to send UEFA and FIFA to hell! We have a great opportunity through BRICS to attract a lot of people to our country. Let them go to hell. Let's unite with the Asian Confederation and do what we need to do. We will come to this! We are Russia, we need to show our balls," RB Sport quoted Kavazashvili as saying.
A former Soviet footballer has hysterically called for the removal of countries that oppose Russia from UEFA.
"If we go on about Ukraine, Latvia, Poland and the British, we will always have a negative image. No one will support us. We need to remove these countries from football and send them to hell," the 83-year-old former goalkeeper said.
Russian fans made fun of their titled compatriot in the comments.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) has refused to allow the Russian U-17 women's national team to participate in the European Championships to be held in Sweden in 2024.
Earlier, the Swedish and Danish national teams announced that they would not play with the Russians in the qualifiers for the European Youth Championship. The Scandinavians expressed their support for Ukraine, which continues to resist Russian aggression.