The Ukrainian national team has refused to participate in the 2024 World Beach Soccer Championship, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates, according to the website of the Ukrainian Beach Soccer Federation.
It is noteworthy that the Ukrainian federation made this decision in connection with the acceptance of the Belarusian national team to participate in the tournament under the national flag of their country.
The Ukrainian Football Association has appealed to the European Union (UEFA), the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) and the International Beach Soccer Federation with a request to exclude Belarus from participation in the World Cup.
Earlier on September 27, the English Football Association announced that English youth teams would not play matches with Russian teams following the decision of the European Football Association to ease the ban imposed on Russian teams. The English Football Association also called on other countries to boycott these tournaments. .
On September 26, the UEFA executive committee proposed returning under-17 players to the Russian national team to participate in international tournaments.
The FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be held in the UAE from February 15 to 25, 2024, and the Russian beach soccer team will miss the competition.