Robert Lewandowski backs Poland’s decision to refuse to play their World Cup playoff against Russia in March

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Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski is in support of Poland’s decision to boycott the 2022 FIFA World Cup play-off against Russia.

Recently, the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military to invade Ukraine. The Military started the invasion by launching missiles into some major cities in Ukraine on Thursday, February 24, which killed scores of people.

Afterward, the Russian military invaded some parts of the country killing Ukrainians. The attacks have attracted a series of condemnations across the world.

One of such condemnations came from Poland’s football association which announced that the country has boycotted the 2022 FIFA World Cup play-off scheduled to take place in Moscow, Russia’s capital, on Thursday, March 24.

In a statement released on Saturday to announce that Poland has boycotted the World Cup playoff, the country’s FA president Cezary Kulesza said: “No more words, time to act!

“Due to the escalation of the aggression of the Russian Federation towards Ukraine, the Polish national team does not intend to play the play-off match against the Republic of Russia.

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“This is the only right decision. We are in talks with the Swedish and Czech federations to present a common position to FIFA.”

Before now, reports emerged that the world football governing body, FIFA, was yet to decide on what to do about the play-off involving Russia and Poland.

Now that Poland FA has decided to pull out of the play-off, it is left to FIFA to decide whether Poland would get an automatic ticket to play in the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Robert Lewandowski is happy with Poland’s decision

Robert Lewandowski of Poland is the reigning winner of the Best FIFA player of the year.
Robert Lewandowski of Poland is the reigning winner of the Best FIFA player of the year.

Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski is fully in support of Poland’s decision to pull out of the FIFA World Cup play-off.

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The 33-year-old Polish striker who has until June 30, 2023, before his contract with Bayern Munich expires, is the captain of the Polish football team.

Robert Lewandowski who made his international debut on September 10, 2008, has made 128 appearances in which he scored 74 goals.

In his reaction to the news that Poland has pulled out of the World Cup play-off against Russia, Lewandowski took to Twitter to admit that it was the right decision.

“It is the right decision! I can’t imagine playing a match with the Russian National Team in a situation when armed aggression in Ukraine continues”, the reigning FIFA The Best Award winner tweeted on Saturday.

“Russian footballers and fans are not responsible for this, but we can’t pretend that nothing is happening.”

What is Robert Lewandowski’s stats this season and personal information?

Robert Lewandowski, his wife Anna Lewandowska, and their two daughters.
Robert Lewandowski, his wife Anna Lewandowska, and their two daughters.

Robert Lewandowski has been a Bayern Munich player since July 1, 2014, after he left another German Bundesliga club, Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer.

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So far this season, Lewandowski has played 32 games in all competitions in which he scored 39 goals and provided 3 assists.

He is married to Anna Lewandowska, a 2009 Karate World Cup bronze medal winner. Lewandowski and Anna have two daughters – Klara, born in May 2017, and Laura, born in May 2020.

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