Shakhtar call for Iran to be thrown out of Qatar 2022 World Cup and replaced by Ukraine


Ukraine failed to qualify for the World Cup, but Shakhtar Donetsk say they should play in Qatar rather than Iran.

Shakhtar Donetsk have called for Iran to be banned from playing at the Qatar 2022 World Cup and Ukraine to replace them because “terrorists” should not be allowed to play in the tournament.

Ukraine was invaded by Russia in February. The country’s football team reached the final stage of UEFA’s qualification play-offs but suffered defeat to Wales in June.

FIFA and UEFA subsequently banned Russia from playing international football.

Now however, Ukrainian Premier League side Shakhtar on Monday urged the FIFA to prevent Iran from competing in Qatar, and to replace them with Ukraine instead.

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