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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russia Game Canceled

GENEVA — World soccer’s governing body, FIFA, said Tuesday that all international matches in Yugoslavia had been postponed until further notice.

In a statement, FIFA said: "In view of the current situation in Yugoslavia, FIFA took the initiative of assessing the feasibility of allowing matches to be played there.

"It reached the conclusion that it was not advisable to do so under the present circumstances."

The decision means qualifying matches for the 2002 World Cup in Belgrade against Russia on Saturday and against the Faroe Islands on Oct. 11 have been postponed.

FIFA said it would decide "in due course" when the games would be played.

In Yugoslavia, the opposition is in a standoff with President Slobodan Milosevic over the result of a Sept. 24 presidential election.