Robert Lewandowski Shows Support for Ukraine by Pledging to Wear Special Armband During FIFA World Cup

Robert Lewandowski Shows Support for Ukraine by Pledging to Wear Special Armband During FIFA World Cup

  • Robert Lewandowski has been a staunch supporter of Ukraine and called for peace in the country following Russia's invasion
  • Andriy Shevchenko recently presented Robert Lewandowski with a special armband in the colours of Ukraine
  • Ukrainian legend Andriy Shevchenko has praised and thanked Robert Lewandowski for his support for his countrymen

Robert Lewandowski will show solidarity with Ukraine at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in November.

The Barcelona striker, who captains the Polish national team, will wear a captain's armband with the Ukrainian colours on it.

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Robert Lewandowski was presented with a special armband in the colours of Ukraine by Andriy Shevchenko, which he will wear during the FIFA World Cup. Image: Joosep Martinson
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Lewandowski was presented with the special armband by legendary Ukrainian player Andriy Shevchenko, Marca reported.

The two strikers met at the National Stadium in Poland, where Shevchenko handed over the yellow and blue armband to Lewandowski to wear for the tournament. Shevchenko is currently an ambassador for Laureus.

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Speaking about the moment, Lewandowski said he would wear the armband because he supports peace.

"I will wear the Ukrainian colours at the World Cup. As a player and as a man, I support peace and I think these symbolic gestures are important," he said.

Lewandowski has been a strong supporter of Ukraine following Russia's invasion of the country and was very vocal in postponing Poland's game against Russia.

He also wore a Ukrainian-coloured armband while at Bayern Munich.

Shevchenko also commented on the armband, praising Lewandowski for his continued support for Ukraine.

"The captain's armband is a symbol of leadership, strength and passion for your country. I want to thank Robert for his support, his voice and his platform to support my country and call for peace," the former AC Milan striker said.

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Source: SportsBrief.com