President of the Ukrainian Football Federation, Andriy Pavelko, shared on Facebook that the administrative committee of the federation unanimously accepted the football symbols of Ukraine.
Stating that “Long Live Ukraine” and “Long Live Heroes”, which have been used by millions of Ukrainian fans in the world and in Ukraine for many years, are accepted as the official football slogans, Pavelko stated that the federation emblem with the Ukraine map and coat of arms is also accepted as the official emblem.
Pavelko stated that he congratulated the Ukrainian football community for this historic decision.
KITS’ CRISIS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND UKRAINE
When the Ukrainian Football Federation introduced the national team jersey for EURO 2020, which had the country map including the Crimea annexed by Russia in 2014, and the words “Long Live Ukraine” and “Long Live Heroes”, this situation caused a crisis between the two countries.