news agency
Boniek took the floor on the footballers’ statement.  He got a counter from a journalist

Boniek took the floor on the footballers’ statement. He got a counter from a journalist

on Saturday morning he informed on Twitter that the Polish national team will not play the play-off match for the world championship in Qatar. “No words, time for action! Due to the escalation of the aggression of the Russian Federation towards Ukraine, the Polish national team does not intend to play a play-off match against the republic of Russia. This is the only right decision. We are in talks with the Swedish and Czech federations to present common positions to FIFA” – wrote the president.

The same position was taken by the players of the Polish national team. They made a joint statement. “We, the players of the Polish national team, together with the PZPN, decided that as a result of Russia’s aggression against them, we intend to play in the play-off game with Russia. It is not an easy decision, but there are more important things in life than football. Our thoughts are with the Ukrainian nation and our friend from the national team, Tomek KÄ™dziora, who is still in Kiev with his family, “we read in the press release. Kamil Glik, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Matty Cash made a statement in their social media.

You can also find more sports content on

Bona on the declaration of the players. “Way to go”

The statement released by the players also commented. “Sometimes footballers are faster and smarter, bravo” – wrote the former president of the Polish Football Association, posting the English version of the statement. Boniek, however, was quickly countered by the TVP journalist, Jacek Kurowski. “Someone has to. With a soft position and a compromising FIFA approach, someone has to say NO, ENOUGH, ENOUGH” – wrote the journalist.

Due to the recent events, a lot of criticism has fallen on Bonek and his comments on the situation in Ukraine. Let us remind you that he is the vice-president of UEFA. The European headquarters have imposed very mild sanctions on Russia in connection with its invasion of Ukraine. In fact, the only consequence was that the Champions League final was moved from Saint Petersburg to Paris. UEFA also decided that both Russia and Ukraine matches will be played on neutral ground. This applies to club and international competitions. According to media information, UEFA may soon terminate its sponsorship agreement with Gazprom.

Source: Sport

You may also like

Hot News



follow us

Immediate Access Pro