Russia request to suspend FIFA ban for World Cup play-offs rejected

Russia reached the quarter-finals of their home World Cup in 2018 before being beaten by Croatia on penalties FIFA suspended Russian national teams from all competitions in February following the invasion of Ukraine. Russia’s request to suspend their ban from competing in the World Cup play-offs has been rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.[…]

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Juventus and Milan contribute to the exodus of refugees from Ukraine to Italy

 Clubs all over the world are trying to help the war-torn Ukrainian population in any way possible after the Russian invasion, with Italian football moguls Juventus and AC Milan contributing to that aid. The “Football Italia” website reported that Milan had already raised 60,000 euros to provide aid to the people of Ukraine, and Juventus[…]

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The first two deaths among Ukrainian players due to the Russian war were announced

 The International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro), announced today, Tuesday, that the first two deaths among Ukrainian football players, due to the war waged by Russia since last Thursday, were recorded. FIFPro issued an official statement, saying: “Our thoughts are with the families, friends and fellow young Ukrainian footballers Vitaly Sapelo (21 years old) and[…]

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Luka Modric calls for an end to the Ukraine crisis: It arose during a war and I do not wish it to anyone

 Croatian midfielder Luka Modric has confirmed that he is against the Russian attack on Ukraine as he recalled his childhood in Croatian Zadar, where he grew up in the midst of the Balkan conflict, and called for an end to the war.  “I grew up during a war and I do not wish this to[…]

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FIFA: We will not expel Russia from the World Cup qualifiers, but it remains an option

  FIFA has confirmed that Russia will not be expelled from the World Cup qualifiers, but that this remains an option, according to media reports.  The International Football Association, FIFA, had confirmed that Russia would not play under its flag and its national anthem would not be played, announcing that Russia would be deprived of[…]

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