Reporter Bae Jin-nam = Russia’s under-17 women’s football team competed in the South Asian tournament after the invasion of Ukraine prevented the Russian team from participating in tournaments organized by FIFA and UEFA. do.
The South Asian Football Federation (SAFE) announced on the 13th (local time) that Russia will participate in the 2023 SAFF U-17 Women’s Championship to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from March 20 to 28 through social network service (SNS).
Current SAFF members are Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
According to SAFF, five countries including Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Russia will participate in this tournament, and the winner will be determined through a full league.
Starting with their first match against Bangladesh on March 22, Russia will face Bhutan, Nepal and India in turn. 카지노
After Russia invaded Ukraine in February of last year, FIFA and UEFA have banned Russian players from participating in competitions organized by both organizations, including European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Russia was also excluded from the group draw for the 2024 European Championship (Euro 2024).
Virtually expelled from the international arena, the Russian national soccer team only played unofficial friendly matches against former Soviet Union countries such as Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
As activities in Europe were not feasible, the Russian Football Association at the end of last year even considered joining the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), but eventually withdrew it.
Participation in the SAFF U-17 Women’s Championship has put attention on Russia’s next move.
SAFF and FIFA have yet to make an official statement regarding Russia’s participation in the tournament.