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Polish footballer, Maciej Rybus banned from representing his country at the World Cup for joining Russian club despite the invasion of Ukraine by Russia

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Poland’s Maciej Rybus has been banned from representing his nation at this yr’s World Cup after the defender signed for Russian membership Spartak Moscow.

Recall, an enormous variety of international gamers have left Russia following the nation’s invasion of Ukraine, however 32-year-old left-back Rybus, who has performed 66 instances for Poland, moved to Spartak earlier this month after a five-year spell with native rivals Lokomotiv Moscow.

The ban was enforced as a result of Poland is a prime ally of Kyiv and has been certainly one of Ukraine’s largest monetary supporters for the reason that invasion started on February 24. The nation has taken in additional than 3.5 million Ukrainian refugees within the final 4 months. 

The Polish nationwide workforce needed to refuse to play Russia of their World Cup play-off semi-final that was scheduled for March. 

‘The coach of the Polish nationwide workforce, Czeslaw Michniewicz, talked to Maciej Rybus, who was presently staying in Poland, after the coaching camp of the nationwide workforce ended final week,’ the Polish FA mentioned in an announcement.

‘The coach knowledgeable the participant that because of his present membership scenario, he wouldn’t be known as up for the September coaching camp of the nationwide workforce and wouldn’t be thought-about for the workforce that will go to the World Cup in Qatar.’

Rybus has represented Poland at Euro 2012 and the 2018 World Cup since making his nationwide workforce debut in 2009, however he is not going to be on the 2022 World cup in Qatar.

His Polish teammates, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Sebastian Szymanski additionally presently play for golf equipment in Russia, Krasnodar and Dynamo Moscow respectively, however each are anticipated to go away this summer season. 

Poland will face Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Argentina within the group stage of the World Cup, which begins on November 21.  

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