Norway urges FIFA to punish Cameroonian Ondua for Russian flag on his boots
MOSCOW, November 27 – RIA Novosti. In Norway, they demanded from the International Football Federation (FIFA) to punish Gael Ondua, the Russian national midfielder of the Cameroon national team, who wore boots carrying the Russian flag at the World Cup held in Qatar.
On November 24, Ondua played the Swiss team (0:1) in boots with the image of the Russian flag in the first round match of the World Cup group stage. After the match, Ondua said that the Russian flag on his boots was a sign of his respect for the country he grew up in.
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“I think it’s totally inappropriate. He showed a complete lack of tact, style and understanding of the tense situation Europe is in. It seems like a provocation to a lot of people. There’s no certainty that it didn’t happen. NRK football expert Karl-Erik Thorp said: “Russia He’s had some very important years in ‘and probably feels a little bit Russian. “I think from a moral point of view FIFA should intervene,” he said.
Previously, FIFA and the Association of European Football Associations (UEFA) had indefinitely suspended the participation of Russian teams and clubs in international competitions, and therefore the Russian team could not participate in the play-offs to qualify for the World Championship. The Cup is in Qatar.
Ondua is 27 years old, she was born in Cameroon but has been living in Russia since childhood. The football player began his career in the youth team of Moscow Lokomotiv. He also played for CSKA Moscow, Zorya Lugansk, Anji Makhachkala, Swiss Servette and Danish Vejle. Now it represents the German “Hanover”.
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