Captain of Poland, FC Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski will wear an armband in the colors of Ukraine at the next World Cup in Qatar (November 20-December 18). Former international and current Ukraine coach Andrei Shevchenko symbolically gave it to him on Tuesday at the National Stadium in Warsaw.
” It is a great honor for me to wear this captain’s armband in the colors of Ukraine during the World Cup said Lewandowski after receiving it. Ukraine, which failed to qualify for the next World Cup after losing to Wales in the play-offs, has been the victim of Russia’s invasion since February.
“We are still alive and we will never give up”
Very moved, Andrei Shevchenko wanted to highlight the work of footballers to support his country, affected by the war. ” It is also a message to the world. We are fighting, we are still alive and we will never give up. »