Ukraine’s national football team coach: Russia should be suspended from competitions for five years
Oleksandr Petrakov, who led Ukraine’s national football team late last year, said Russian athletes should be suspended from all competitions for at least five years.
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The head coach of the Ukrainian national football team, Oleksandr Petrakov, in an interview with the newspaper Corriere dello Sport, said that all Russian athletes should be suspended from international competitions for a long period.
“I believe that the Russians should be excluded from all sports for at least five years. At least “, he said (quoted by RIA Novosti).
In late February, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recommended that international federations remove athletes from Russia and Belarus from the competition. As a result, many federations followed these recommendations, while others allowed athletes from both countries to compete only in a neutral status.
The head of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), Stanislav Pozdnyakov, after the departure of the Russians from international competitions, called on athletes and coaches to continue to work systematically in order to return to the international arena in optimal form in a timely and successful manner. . qualify for the 2024 Olympics.
Kadyrov said those who suspended Russian athletes should apologize
On February 28, the International Football Federation (FIFA) and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) banned Russian athletes from participating in international competitions, due to which the Russian team was excluded from the list of participants in the play-offs for entered. 2022 World Cup, and Spartak Moscow could not play in the 1/8 of the Europa League. The Russian Football Union (RFU) decided to challenge this in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
In early May, UEFA banned Russian clubs and national teams from playing in all competitions under the auspices of the organization next season, and also rejected Russia’s request to host the 2028 or 2032 European Championship due to the situation in Ukraine. RFU expressed its categorical disagreement with the decisions taken by the UEFA Executive Committee. The Russian Football Union has assured that it will continue to defend its interests in cases already pending before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne and reserves the right to file new applications.