The announcement came from the twitter account of the President of the Polish Football Federation, Cezary Kulesza: "The Polish national team has no intention of playing a playoff match against Russia". The match is scheduled for March 24 and must be played at home to Russia. But most likely the race will not be there.
The sporting world is now asserting that he has taken to the pitch to say enough for the war, and to protest Russia's invasion of Ukraine. "Enough words - he wrote on twitter -. It is time for action. Due to the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, we do not intend to play. This is the only right decision". Kulesza later announced that he had been in contact with Sweden and the Czech Republic for joint action against FIFA. The winner between Sweden and the Czech Republic must then challenge the winner between Poland and Russia.