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Russia KICKED OUT of World Cup 2022 over invasion of Ukraine

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FIFA have booted Russia out of the World Cup – as football finally showed its spine.

After days of dither and delay, the global game belatedly stood up for the people of Ukraine by imposing sporting sanctions against Russia and Belarus.

And less than 24 hours after Fifa tried to head off growing calls for a worldwide suspension by ordering Russia’s play-off with Poland to be played behind closed doors in a neutral country, President Gianni Infantino finally acted.

In a joint statement, the world body announced: “FIFA and UEFA have today decided together that all Russian teams, whether national representative teams or club teams, shall be suspended from participation in both FIFA and UEFA competitions until further notice.

“Football is fully united here and in full solidarity with all the people affected in Ukraine.

“Both Presidents hope that the situation in Ukraine will improve significantly and rapidly so that football can again be a vector for unity and peace amongst people.

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