Scotland FA confirm that they will boycott games against Russia at every level


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The Scottish FA has issued a statement regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The statement indicates that Scotland will not take part in their UEFA Regions Cup fixture against Russia.

Full statement below:


The Scottish FA President, Rod Petrie, has written to his counterpart at the Ukrainian Association of
Football to send a message of support, friendship and unity.

Football is inconsequential amid conflict, but we have conveyed the strong sense of solidarity
communicated to us by Scotland fans and citizens in recent days.

We remain in dialogue with UEFA and FIFA regarding our men’s FIFA World Cup play-off and
Women’s World Cup qualifier and have offered to support our Ukrainian colleagues’ preparations as
best we can in these unimaginably difficult circumstances.

Should the current circumstances continue, we will not sanction the nomination of a team to
participate in our scheduled UEFA Regions Cup fixture against Russia, due to be played in August.
This will remain our position should any other fixtures arise at any level of international football.”

The statement follows a lukewarm and often angry response to the FIFA declaration overnight. FIFA refused to throw Russia out of its competitions, insisting only that they cannot play their national anthem or call themselves Russia.

They can play under the title “Football Union of Russia (RFU). No matches can be played on Russian soil but most observers considered their measures insufficient.

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