CNN has reported that the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) has denied President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine to publish a video message at the stadium before the final match of the World Cup in Qatar.
An informed source told the TV channel that the Office of the President of Ukraine was surprised by the refusal of the International Federation to this request.
And the channel noted that it is not yet known whether Zelensky planned to deliver his speech live or on tape.
The source indicated that negotiations between the Office of the President of Ukraine and FIFA on this issue are still ongoing.
On Friday, FIFA President Gianni Infantino told a press conference that football stadiums are not a place for political action and protests.