The Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA) published a statement regarding the Armenian provocation in the Euro 2024 qualifying match between the national teams of Armenia and Croatia, Report informs.
“The Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan strongly condemns the launch of a drone with the 'flag' of the separatist regime in the 35th minute of the Armenia-Croatia match, which took place on September 11, 2023, during the qualifying stage of Euro 2024. AFFA calls on the Football Federation of Armenia to stop such provocations, and also demands to take preliminary measures in order to suppress actions encroaching on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
We also remind you that this is not the first time this has happened. AFFA has filed and will continue to file complaints to UEFA and other structures regarding all actions aimed at using football as a political tool. By contacting UEFA on this issue, we hope that the organization will make a fair decision. We once again emphasize that sports games should not be used as a political tool," AFFA said.