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Robert Lewandowski’s Poland refuses to play World Cup playoffs vs Russia | Football News

Poland will not play a qualifying match in next month’s World Cup qualifier against Russia due to Russia’s defeat to Ukraine, Polish Football Association coach Cezary Kulesza said on Saturday (February 25).

Kulesza said the team is in talks with Swedish and Czech counterparts about the tournament scheduled for March to fill a hole for World Cup.

“In light of the escalation of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine, the Polish national team will not play a game against the Russian Republic,” Kulesza said on Twitter.

“This is the only right decision. We are in talks with the Swedish and Czech Association to show a common position to FIFA.”

Russia is due to host Poland in the semi-finals of its World Cup qualifiers on March 24 and, if its team progresses, is set to host either Sweden or the Czech Republic on March 29 at the end. Ona B.

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