The NHL announced the absence of a decision on Russia’s participation in the World Cup

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Bill Daley refuted the assumptions of the ESPN journalist, who announced the possibility that the Russians would play the tournament in a neutral state.

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Bill Daley, deputy commissioner of the National Hockey League (NHL), told TASS that no decision has yet been made regarding the Russian team’s participation in the 2024 World Cup.

The Daily reported on September 16 that the NHL wants to explore options for Russian hockey players to participate in the 2024 World Cup. ESPN reporter Greg Vyshinsky then wrote that Daly’s words could be interpreted as a Russian neutral position for the tournament, similar to the Olympics.

“No decision has been made,” Daley said.

The NHL announced that it will explore options for the Russian team’s participation in the World Cup

The World Cup is not held under the auspices of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), which in February suspended the national teams of Russia and Belarus from the tournament, depriving Russia of the world hockey title. Adults and adolescents.

Previously, the World Cup, which is considered the most prestigious hockey tournament along with the World Championship and the Olympic Games, was held three times: in 1996, 2004 and 2016. During the last trophy, Oleg Znarok’s team reached the semi-finals.


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