FIFA World Cup 2022: Russia to be Suspended, Poland to Advance

Following the final decision by the FIFA Committee, Poland will be automatically advancing by way of Russia’s elimination

Following the recent political events that resulted in Russia’s immediate disqualification from the FIFA World Cup 2022, the bracket for UEFA Confederations’ World Cup Qualification matches will see changes.

Later on 28 February 2022, a final, swift ban was handed down to suspended the participation of Russia from all organised international football competitions.

Only a day after, FIFA responded swiftly to the criticisms by immediately enacting a strong-handed approach. With other nations also coming out to say they would not play against Russia, FIFA and UEFA were left with little choice.

Russia was originally scheduled to play against Poland in the second round play-offs of the UEFA confederation.

In regards to seeding, the elimination of Russia would effectively mean that Hungary would replace Russia by way of national league ranking qualifications. Hungary trails after Austria (Rank 18) and Czech Republic (Rank 19) at Rank 20 in the national league ranking leaderboards.

However, the final ruling was that instead of Russia being replaced by Hungary team, Poland will instead have it’s match against Russia (Originally scheduled on 20:00 UTC+3, 24 March in Moscow) waived off and directly advanced to the finals of Path B of UEFA’s final round match.

Poland to directly advance to Path B Finals

Following the original format, Poland will be set to play against the winner of Sweden vs Czech Republic’s match that will be set on 20:45 on the 24th of March.

Stay tuned for more FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule, Standings, Fixtures, and more information on GamingSafe!

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