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Georgia and Russia won’t be in one Euro-2012 group due to political reasons

2010-02-09 10:29

UEFA decided that Russia and Georgia, as well as Azerbaijan and Armenia won't be in one group due to political reasons.


Usually countries in political conflict play without much trouble in pitch, but in Euro-2008 elimination games the match of Armenia and Azerbaijan failed to take place. These two countries are the two sides of a political conflict; as well as Russia and Georgia -

Previously cases when states refused to play with political opponents, were registered, and UEFA tries to avoid the situation. In 1974 the USSR refused to send its team to Chile. Asian countries persistently boycotted marches with Israel when it was in the Football Federation of Asia.


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