September 25, 2022

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Ukraine coach fined and warned by UEFA for discriminating against Russia by promising to shoot invading soldiers in Kyiv

Ukraine coach fined and warned by UEFA for discriminating against Russia by promising to shoot invading soldiers in Kyiv

Ukraine national team coach Oleksandr Petrakov has been fined and warned by UEFA for discriminating against Russia after he vowed to take up arms and fight Vladimir Putin’s invading armies .

Petrakov, 65, told the Guardian in April that “if they come to Kyiv, I will take a gun and defend my city”, adding “I think I could eliminate two or three enemies”.

This led the Russian Football Union to write to UEFA accusing Petrakov of discriminating against his country and not remaining politically neutral, calling for it to be banned.

However, in a Facebook post, the head of the Ukrainian Football Association, Andrii Pavelko, wrote that UEFA had simply warned Petrakov and imposed a small fine, which the organization had paid on his behalf.

He accused Russia of “distracting tactics” on the eve of Ukraine’s important UEFA Nations League game against Scotland on Wednesday night.

“Russian hysteria over Ukraine national team head coach Oleksandr Petrakov does not deserve the slightest attention as their ill-mannered complaint has long been investigated by UEFA,” Pavelko wrote.

“Of course there is no ban and it couldn’t have been. There was a warning and a minor fine which the Ukrainian Football Association had the honor to pay.

“So it is in vain that the Russians are now trying – on the eve of an important game for the Ukrainian national team – to divert attention from our preparations.

“Everyone is as focused as possible on this and gearing up to support our boys.

“PS At the same time, the Russians have nothing to prepare for. As requested, Russia will not participate in the Euro 2024 qualifying draw in Frankfurt, Germany on October 9 and until at least 2024 will not participate in official international football competitions.

“Euro 2024 will happen without an aggressor country!” Glory to Ukraine!’

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