Lithuania announced a boycott of games against the Russian national team at international tournaments
The Lithuanian Football Federation announced a boycott of matches with the Russian national team. This is reported on the organization’s website.
“Our position on this issue has not changed at all and remains the same – we do not believe that any Russian teams or clubs should be able to compete in international competitions at the moment,” the federation said in a statement. It is added that we are talking about teams of all levels.
Earlier, another Baltic country, Latvia, announced its refusal to play against Russian teams at international tournaments. The same decision was made in England, Ukraine, Poland, Denmark and Sweden.
On September 26, the executive committee of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) proposed returning Russian national teams among players under 17 years of age to international tournaments. It was noted that the proposal includes admission in a neutral status, that is, athletes may receive the right to compete without the flag and anthem.
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