Man Utd star Andre Onana set to play match in RUSSIA alongside fellow Premier League star despite war ban | The Sun
MANCHESTER UNITED star Andre Onana is set to play a match in Russia tomorrow.
That’s despite the country being banned by Fifa due to the war in Ukraine.
Russia’s football teams were hit with a blanket suspension from all Fifa competitions following last year’s invasion of Ukraine.
The senior men missed out on a place at the World Cup and they will also play no rule at next summer’s Euros.
However, Russia is still allowed to play international friendlies.
They host Cameroon tomorrow at Moscow’s VTB Arena, with the match officially counting on Fifa’s world rankings.
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The fixture was initially set to be played in June but was blocked by Cameroon’s government for unknown reasons.
And United’s error-prone new goalkeeper Onana is set to line up between the sticks for the visitors.
He was only brought back into the international fold last month after controversially quitting Cameroon’s World Cup camp.
Onana has since endured a torrid time at United following his £50million summer move from Ajax.
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But he isn’t the only Premier League star set to face Russia, with Brentford forward Bryan Mbeumo also in contention.
He made his Cameroon debut last year after switching allegiance from France.
The African side’s match in Moscow comes after Fifa considered lifting its ban on Russia’s U17s.
European governing body Uefa had already expressed their desire to let the Russian kids play in qualifiers for the U17s Euros.
But those plans have now been shelved after a split among executive committee members emerged.
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