Russian football, which was forced out of the international arena by the invasion of Ukraine, continues to try to infiltrate Asia.
The South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) announced on the 13th (Korean time) that Russia will participate in the 2023 SAFF U-17 Women’s Championship to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from the 20th of next month.
SAFF is a small group comprising Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Most of the members are not very active in the international soccer world. Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal will participate in this tournament, and Russia will join them to play in a five-nation full-league format.
Russia is currently banned from participating in international competitions organized by FIFA and UEFA. It is a punishment due to the invasion of Ukraine in February last year. However, Russia came up with a trick to join the Asian football world. Previously, he withdrew from UEFA and announced his intention to join the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), but then withdrew, and expressed his intention to join the Asian stage once again by participating in the SAFF U-17 Women’s Championship. 토토사이트
While Russia’s move to return to the international football world through irregular means continues, SAFF and FIFA are not responding to Russia’s attempt to participate in this international competition.