FIFA allows Russian team to compete, restricts display of flag and anthem

FIFA, the world’s foremost governing body for soccer, will still allow Russian teams to compete in the World Cup despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

However, the team will be restricted in displaying the Russian flag or anthem, according to international soccer organization FIFA’s ruling on Sunday. The team will be required to go by their organization’s initials, RFU, rather than as representatives of Russia if they wish to compete.

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