England says will not play against Russia over Ukraine invasion

England’s Football Association said on Sunday the England soccer team will not play any matches against Russia for the foreseeable future to “whole-heartedly condemn the atrocities being committed by the Russian leadership” after its invasion of Ukraine. Other countries have also announced they will not play soccer matches against Russia.

Meanwhile, football governing body FIFA said that Russia can play as ‘RFU’ team without the country’s flag or anthem, but could still be banned from World Cup qualifying.

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