As long as the war continues, Russia should be banned from football - Shevchenko


 Andriy Shevchenko, a football star in Ukraine, has been named the first ambassador of a foundation founded by Volodymyr Zelensky to aid the country's war effort.

The former Chelsea, AC Milan, and Dynamo Kyiv speaking to BBC.

"This conflict is inhumane. It's terrible. He called it "genocide."

"Finding a means to assist my country was critical to me." Ukraine is crippled; running the economy is impossible; we are shelled every day; people are dying."

He claims that all funds generated by the charity United 24 would be transferred to Ukraine's central bank and subsequently dispersed to aid the military effort.

Because all large gatherings are currently prohibited under martial law, all sports have been suspended in Ukraine.

However, Ukraine will return to competitive action on June 1 against Scotland in a postponed World Cup playoff.

"Many of them never had the chance to train at all." But I feel a miracle is possible since I am aware of their motivation."

Shevchenko stated he hasn't spoken to former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich since the start of the war when questioned about their connection.

Fifa and Uefa have banned Russian football clubs from all competitions.

"No Russian athlete should be allowed to compete in any competition as long as there is a war in Ukraine," Shevchenko declared.

"Our athletes are unable to participate in any sports because of Russia. They could also be murdered at any time."

Source - BBC


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