Polish defender Maciej Rybus will not be selected for this year’s World Cup after signing for another Russian club, the Polish Football Federation said in a statement on Monday.
While most foreign players left Russia following the country’s invasion of Ukraine, the 32-year-old left-back, who played 66 times for Poland, joined Spartak Moscow this month. this after spending five years at local rival club Lokomotiv. Poland has been a staunch ally of kyiv and one of Ukraine’s main financial backers since the February 24 invasion.
“ Polish national team coach Czeslaw Michniewicz spoke to Maciej Rybus, who was currently staying in Poland, after the national team’s training camp ended last weekexplained the federation. The manager has informed the player that due to his current club situation, he will not be called up to the national team for the September rally and will not be considered available for the World Cup in Qatar. »
Poland will face Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Argentina in the group stage of the World Cup, which begins on November 21.