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Apparently FIFA will announce a decision on what happens with the Russia vs Poland playoff match scheduled for March 25th later today.

 

Our former FA boss Zbigniew Boniek said yesterday that Moscow is the safest place to play this match like planned but he might keep his mouth shut today.

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34 minutes ago, Monzanator said:

Apparently FIFA will announce a decision on what happens with the Russia vs Poland playoff match scheduled for March 25th later today.

 

Our former FA boss Zbigniew Boniek said yesterday that Moscow is the safest place to play this match like planned but he might keep his mouth shut today.

He should have kept his mouth shut yesterday in the first place.

 

They say: never drink, when you drive.

 

Some would add: never drink, when you twit.

 

 

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So Junior World Champs and Short Course World Champs are so supposed to be in Kazan later this year ... I really wish decent countries would step up and host events instead of them having to resort to the likes of Russia.

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Interesting breaking news story:

 

The International Olympic Committee has told International Federations to move any events scheduled to take place in Russia or Belarus out of the countries in its strongest condemnation yet of their attack on Ukraine.

Following a meeting of the Executive Board, the IOC has also resolved that no Russian or Belarussian national flags should be displayed at any sporting events.

More follows.

 

Report insidethegames.biz

As now we come across the world
To share these Games of old
Let all the flags of every land
In brotherhood unfold

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Here is the statement in full:

 

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) reiterated today the IOC’s strong condemnation of the breach of the Olympic Truce by the Russian government and the government of Belarus through its support in this. The respective UN resolution was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 2 December 2021 by consensus of all 193 UN Member States. The Olympic Truce began seven days before the start of the Olympic Games, on 4 February 2022, and ends seven days after the closing of the Paralympic Games.

The IOC EB today urges all International Sports Federations to relocate or cancel their sports events currently planned in Russia or Belarus. They should take the breach of the Olympic Truce by the Russian and Belarussian governments into account and give the safety and security of the athletes absolute priority. The IOC itself has no events planned in Russia or Belarus.

In addition, the IOC EB urges that no Russian or Belarussian national flag be displayed and no Russian or Belarussian anthem be played in international sports events which are not already part of the respective World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) sanctions for Russia.

At the same time, the IOC EB expresses its full support to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for the upcoming Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.

The IOC EB expresses its deep concerns about the safety of the members of the Olympic Community in Ukraine and stands in full solidarity. It notes that the special IOC task force is in contact with the Olympic Community in the country to coordinate humanitarian assistance where possible.

The IOC EB asks the task force to continue to closely monitor the situation and to keep the IOC EB informed and updated, also with regard to potential amendments of today’s resolution.

Today’s IOC statement builds on yesterday’s statement, which can be found here.

 

I presume the first event to be affected will be the Paralympics, I can not imagine the IPC would disobey this "advice"

As now we come across the world
To share these Games of old
Let all the flags of every land
In brotherhood unfold

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