Ukraine’s ambassador to Qatar, Andrii Kuzmenko, suggested that the Russian Football Union (RFU) should be excluded as a member of FIFA during the global football governing body’s recent congress in Doha.
Kuzmenko attended the event held in the Qatari capital on Thursday, and was quoted by Australian TV channel ABC via Al Jazeera as saying: “I think they [Russia] should be expelled from the organization.
“They have perpetrated crimes, they committed terror, they violated all the norms of civilization,” he added.
FIFA and UEFA have suspended Russian teams and clubs from international competitions, meaning the Russian men’s national team was barred from attempting to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has thus far rejected the RFU’s appeals, although a final decision is still pending.