The International Football Federation (FIFA) has banned the use of the Russian national anthem and flag in international matches.

Iran PressEurope: On Wednesday morning, Russian President Vladimir Putin officially announced a special military operation against Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he had no other choice than to launch the military operation to stop the Ukrainian military’s interference in two eastern republics that have broken away from Ukraine. Russia perceives NATO’s eastward expansion as a threat.

Russia has said its operation in Ukraine is not a start to the war, but an attempt to prevent a global war.

Russia will not be able to play at home and the team must compete under the name "Football Union of Russia" (RFU). There will be no flags or anthems allowed.

In recent days, Poland, Sweden and the Czech Republic have announced their withdrawal from the match against the Russian national team in the 2022 World Cup play-offs.

On Sunday morning, the England's Football Association announced that the national team of this country will not play against Russia at any level of international competitions. 219