Trainers quit their jobs, half teams leave the clubs, international is exempt from all competitions – the invasion of Russia in Ukraine has far-reaching consequences for Russian football.
- +++ Help families in Ukraine! The RTL donation marathon guarantees: each cent arrives. All information and donations here! +++
- Special transfer window for foreign players
- Russian football “falls back to the 90s”
Was still celebrated a good three and a half years with the World Cup in his own country, now the insignificance threatens. The league continues despite a short discussion about a demolition.
“It was very hectic. First, the coaches went away, then the foreign players wanted to go away. It felt like a sinking ship,” said the Swedish international Viktor Claesson.
With his wife, the 30-year-old needed one and a half days to reach his homeland from Krasnodar. The club not far from the Black Sea caught it the most violent. The German coach Daniel Fark triggered his contract after a few weeks, nine players went as well.
+++ Help families in Ukraine! The RTL donation marathon guarantees: each cent arrives. All information and donations here! +++
Special transfer window for foreign players
It should only be the beginning. On Monday evening, the World Association FIFA approved a special transfer window for foreign players in Russia and Ukraine. However, a spongy counterpart, because the contracts of the professionals with their clubs are not dissolved, but only exposed until the end of June.
The fact that a lot of realistic sense has lost in Russia shows the reaction of the association to FIFA intervention. “Everyone who has to do with football is indignant about it. This is pure politics and has nothing to do with football,” said Mikhail Gerschkovich, member of the executive committee. In addition, the association is in front of the International half teamss Court Cas against the exclusion of the Women’s European Championship in England and the Men’s World Cup in Qatar.
The fact that football and politics are not separated from each other, illustrate the words of Andrej Voronin. The former Bundesliga professional and Ukrainian national player was co-trainer of Sandro Schwarz at Dynamo Moscow and dissolved his contract. “If I see the photos from my home, then that happens so unreal. It’s like in a horror movie. We live in 2022 and not during the Second World War,” said the former striker. In the English Premier League, the Ukrainian professionals Oleksander Sintchenko and Witalij Mykolenko take advantage of the stage football to get the public for the terror in their land and demand peace.
In the home, the game operation has long been set. Nobody knows when and how it can go on again. In Russia there is not only incomprehension due to the reactions and sanctions, but partly despite. “The rats leave the falling ship. We do not need such people here. The number of legionaries in the league should be reduced anyway so that our guys no longer warm the bank,” said the former National Torwart Ansor Kawasaschwili. There were even claims that Roman Abramovich had to buy Roman Abramovich Sollen Spartak Moscow as soon as he sold the FC Chelsea.
Russian football “falls back to the 90s”
But there are also realistic-looking voices. “Russian football falls back to the 90s,” said the player consultant Wadim Schipnew. “We need high-class legionaries so that our players can learn from them and gain experiences. Let us hope that there are positive things at all negatives.”
It will not give it first. Even more well-paid foreign professionals will leave the country, as the clubs may not pay them anymore. The ruble has increased dramatically to value, banking transactions are restricted and sponsors could also fail through sanctions. In addition, players do not want to be in a country that attacks another military.
half teamsy is a World Cup for Russia to cope with. In the long term, the exclusion from the European Cup and the absence of strong foreign players will have the most serious consequences, as Russian football will not hold the development in the remaining Europe.