The IFF has announced today the decision to suspend the National Floorball Federation of Russia (NFFR) and the Floorball Federation of Belarus with immediate effect.
Both Floorball Federations are suspended from all International Floorball activity for an indefinite time. There will be no floorball related events organised in the Russian Federation and Belarus during the time of the suspension and no Russian or Belarus representatives may participate in any IFF Competitions, events or meetings during the suspension. This includes athletes and players for upcoming tournaments such as the World Floorball Championships Qualifying event at the end of May, for which the Russian team was scheduled to take part in.
The IFF and the IFF Central Board believe it is of value to make this decision and show our solidarity with Ukraine and to condemn the Russian attack.
The IFF’s concern is with the Ukrainian people and we are in direct contact with the Ukrainian Floorball Federation to provide any support necessary and to help to enable their participation in the upcoming World Floorball Championships Qualifying event in May.
The IFF stands in solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian Floorball Federation and hopes for a peaceful resolution to this conflict.