"Regardless of age": Sweden, Denmark categorically refuse to play Russia in UEFA tournaments
The Swedish and Danish national teams have become two more teams that will not play with the Russians in the qualifiers for the European Youth Championship, where the European Football Union (UEFA) plans to allow them to participate. The Scandinavians have expressed their support for Ukraine, which continues to resist Russian aggression.
In an interview with TV2, Danish Football Union (DBU) President Jakob Hoyer emphasized that his organization has a clear position on Russia. "We will not see the Danish national team against the Russian national team - regardless of age. I would like to emphasize this. The DBU's position remains the same as always," the official said.
His colleague from the Swedish Football Association (SVFF), Fredrik Reinfeldt, in a comment to Expressen, recalled Russia's criminal actions against our country.
"Russia has carried out an unacceptable attack on Ukraine. We have no intention of participating in any sporting events with Russian participants. We have stated and continue to state that we do not intend to compete against Russian teams," he said categorically.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, the Ukrainian Football Association condemned UEFA's decision to start the procedure for the return of Russian teams to its tournaments.