Fifa backs away from expelling Russia from World Cup qualifying; Russia to play as RFU

Feb 27, 2022 | INVESTING

Fifa backed away from immediately expelling Russia from World Cup qualifying on Sunday but said it remained an option, deciding instead the squad can play using the “RFU” acronym for the country’s football federation.The unanimous ruling by the Fifa Bureau, featuring the six regional football confederation presidents, was also that the Russian flag and anthem cannot be associated with the team.“Fifa will continue its ongoing dialogue with the IOC, Uefa and other sport organisations to determine…

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