The champion of the Olympic Games called the coach of the Ukrainian national team who wished the removal of the Russians a fool
According to the athlete, Ukraine played football only under Valery Lobanovsky. “Today? Who are they? None! Only Russia can be the most serious competitor to other major countries at the Olympics and other competitions,” Tikhonov said. He also called Petrakov a headless fool.
On May 8, the coach of the Ukrainian national team in an interview Daily Mail wished to remove Russia from football for a period of five years. According to the expert, one year is not enough.
May 2 Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) He has made a decision on the participation of Russian teams in tournaments in the 2022/2023 season. Russian football clubs were suspended from European competitions, and the national team was expelled from the League of Nations. UEFA also rejected Russia’s bid to host the 2028 and 2032 European Football Championships. In addition, the International Football Federation (FIFA) has deprived Russian national team the right to compete for a ticket to the 2022 World Cup.