The football team of Russia played a friendly match against Kyrgyzstan, and during the passport control, many football players were asked about serving the military service, that is, sending them to the Ukrainian front.
And the Russian media are announcing more loudly that the athletes there will not be exempted from the reserve team and that they will soon end up in the army. Allegedly, so far the lawyer of the Football Association, the physiotherapist and the person in charge of organizing the matches have received calls, and the question is whether this is the end of the list. The spokesman for the Russian national team, Yegor Kretsan, explained that the players were questioned at the border about their fitness for military service and possession of a military card, but this is the case for all men in Russia.
The players admitted that despite the assurances that everything would be fine, they could not concentrate enough on the match against Kyrgyzstan because their thoughts were focused on what was happening at the passport control. Several media claim that players from the Russian lower leagues had to respond to the call for mobilization, but that this is being kept secret for the time being so as not to cause tension in Russia.