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Russia published call despite FIFA punishment and there is confusion due to the absence of captain Artem Dzyuba

Russia published call despite FIFA punishment and there is confusion due to the absence of captain Artem Dzyuba

Russia published call despite FIFA punishment and there is confusion due to the absence of captain Artem Dzyuba

FIFA and UEFA agreed on a series of restrictive measures against the Russian Federation as a result of the armed attack launched by its government on Ukraine. In this way, the soccer team was left without the possibility of playing the Qatar 2022 World Cup playoff against Poland this month. Despite the punishment, coach Valeri Karpin presented a squad without captain Artem Dzyuba.

Precisely, the Russian media focused on the absence of Dzyuba. In fact, local reports indicated that the Zenit player was not called up to the national team for political reasons. In that sense, the man from the Saint Petersburg entity clarified the situation to end the speculation of the press.

“I did not go to the Russian team not for political reasons. It is a matter of family circumstances, but I would not like to go into details. During this period of time, I would like to spend time with my family. It seems to me that there was a misunderstanding, Karpin misunderstood me, or his words were misunderstood”said the footballer.

Before Dzyuba’s statement, the Russian technician stated about the case: “Given the difficult situation in Ukraine, where numerous members of his family live, Artem apologized and asked, for family reasons, not to be summoned. We have agreed to keep in touch and I will closely follow his next matches with Zenit ”in statements to the Federation page.

In recent weeks, the bearer of the Russian tape has been involved in controversy. Ukrainian players Andriy Yarmolenko and Vitali Mykolenko criticized him for not taking a stand against the war. “While you, bastard Dzyuba, keep your silence, civilians are dying in Ukraine”Mykolenko expressed in social networks.

To which Dzyuba was quick to reply: “To some colleagues who sit on their butts in mansions in England and say nasty things: You can’t offend us, we understand everything! Peace and goodness to all!”referring to Yarmolenko (West Ham) and Mykolenko (Everton), who both play in the Premier League.

The case of the Russian national team

After the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces, FIFA decided to exclude Russia from the qualifying playoff for the Qatar 2022 World Cup scheduled for the end of the month. The Russian Football Federation appealed that decision before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and requested the lifting of the sanction on a provisional basis, something on which the CAS will rule in the near future.

In any case, the Russian team will meet “from March 21 to 27”according to Carpin. “The specific program of the concentration and friendly matches is being drawn up and will be published in the future”he specified. “For logistical reasons, I made the decision not to call players who play for European clubs for the concentration”added the DT.

Source: Elcomercio

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