Shocked sports world, Ukraine invasion

The vigilant sports world is preparing for a response after the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, and is related to both countries, starting with the Champions League final in St. Petersburg at the end of May. It threatens to hold several events. You can move. Blame UEFA “Surely military aggression” On Thursday, February 25, Russia, it was decided to urgently convene its executive committee.

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Its members could disrupt the calendar for the coming months or be led to impose sanctions on Moscow, in line with the international community accusing the start of the conflict. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on February 22 “There is no chance” Russia will be able to host an international football tournament in the coming weeks.

German club removes Gazprom name from shirt

Moscow must also hold the 2022 World Cup semi-final between Russia and Poland on March 24, or the final on March 29 if Sbornia beats Robert Lewandowski’s team. ..

In addition to the C1 final, the Polish Minister of Sport also proposed withdrawing the organization of the Men’s Volleyball World Championship from Russia starting August 26th. As part of that, the German club Schalke (D2) has decided to remove the name of its main sponsor, Gazprom, from the jersey. Meanwhile, a representative of a Russian company has resigned from his position on the board of corporate auditors.

FC Barcelona in Moscow

In terms of basketball, EuroLeague games for men will remain in the program for the next few days. “It’s not very happy for me to have to go to Russia today …”, Spain national team FC Barcelona Alex Abrines commented on Twitter that he will be playing against CSKA in St. Petersburg on Friday 25th and in Moscow on Sunday 27th.

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F1 World Champions Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel will not participate in the Russian Grand Prix in September. Playing in Ukraine seems even more complicated. The European Handball Federation (EHF) has decided to relocate or postpone the match scheduled for the Ukrainian soil to the next four weeks.

Ukrainian Brazilian players are worried

Due to the outburst of conflict, the National Football League on Thursday suspended the Ukrainian Championship. The Ukrainian Championship resumed on Friday after more than two months of winter vacation. Some foreign players and coaches were wary of the situation and were caught up in the dilemma of staying loyal to their clubs wanting to leave the territory.

“The situation is serious and we are stuck in Kiev waiting for a solution. We are in the hotel. Please pray for us.”, Brazilian striker (with Ukrainian passport) Junior Moraes, who plays for Shakhtar Donetsk, has been launched on Instagram. “I’m here to play sports, so I didn’t leave, and I couldn’t turn my back on the championship and the supporters who are following us.”Said his coach, Roberto De Zerbi of Italy.

Several Ukrainian soccer players stand up

International Olympic Committee, “Strongly condemn the Olympic truce violation”Valid until 7th (March 4th to 13th) after the Paralympic Games in Beijing. “By the Russian government”Has set up a working group to closely monitor the situation.

Benfica Lisbon striker Roman Yaremchuk played against Ajax Amsterdam (2-2) in the Champions League on Wednesday, showing off his country’s court-clad black jersey, and several Ukrainian football players abroad. The player stood up. Weapon, or Manchester City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko. “From glory to Ukraine”Formerly wrote to Elena Svitolina, the 3rd largest Instagram tennis player in the world.

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A rare Russian voice speaking, written by international soccer player Fyodor Smolov: “No war”Instagram short post, followed by Ukrainian flag and broken heart.

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