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England says will not play against Russia over Ukraine invasion

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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.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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