September 22 – Poland captain Robert Lewandowski has pledged to put on Ukrainian colors on his sleeve on the World Cup to point out solidarity with the invaded nation.
The Barcelona striker met former Ukraine captain and coach Shevchenko at Warsaw’s nationwide stadium to gather a particular blue and yellow armband as a present which he’ll put on in Qatar.
Ukraine did not qualify for the World Cup and Lewandowski mentioned: “I’ll put on Shevchenko’s armband on the World Cup in November as a reminder that the individuals of Ukraine will not be alone.”
Lewandowski first confirmed his opposition to the Russian army invasion of Ukraine inside days of it beginning in February. The 2-time world participant of the yr’s public stance helped guarantee Poland didn’t play Russia in a World Cup qualification playoff semi-final scheduled in Warsaw on March 24.
Since then, the soccer ties between Poland and Ukraine have seen Ukrainian nationwide and membership groups play “dwelling” video games in worldwide competitions at Polish stadiums this season.
Shevchenko, the previous Chelsea and AC Milan striker who performed for Ukraine 111 occasions, has been elevating funds to rebuild his nation following the invasion. “I wish to thank Lewandowski for this act of solidarity and for all his work on behalf of my nation,” he mentioned.
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