Thursday, 22 August, 2019


Russian Federation hits back at United Kingdom, cites 2018 World Cup

The police believe that more than a hundred people were exposed to the gas that poisoned the Russian spy Russian Federation hits back at United Kingdom, cites 2018 World Cup
Noah Ferguson | 14 March, 2018, 18:35

It comes amid threats of boycotting the event from United Kingdom outlets.

The FA are in regular contact with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, but Sky Sports News have been told there have been no emergency discussions following the poisoning of the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury.

Sources have told ESPN FC there are no plans for the English Football Association to hold talks regarding any potential boycott, but the foreign ministry for this summer's host nation responded with criticism to the prospect of any withdrawal by the England national team.

Skripal and his daughter remain in a critical but stable condition in hospital, plus a local policeman is also hospitalized and local residents have been warned about the impact of the military-grade nerve agent which it is claimed were developed with Russian Federation influence.

The statement also criticized warnings from UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Tugendhat about the tournament.

England's governing Football Association has yet to make any comment on what Britain's worsening political relationship with Russian Federation would mean in terms of the World Cup.

"Such provocative stories, which fan anti-Russian hysteria, only complicate relations between our countries and strike a blow against world sport", it added.

While that seems likely to prompt the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Britain, a possible boycott of the World Cup is being reported in some circles as another option being privately considered.

"I am a football fanatic, I love the World Cup, I am proud that my country has qualified". "Should England refuse to participate, followed by Poland, Japan, Australia, it will not be a weaker World Cup, their seats are likely to be occupied by those who took second place in the qualifying groups".

Broadcasting regulator Ofcom issued a statement on Tuesday, following Prime Minister Theresa May's update on the investigation to parliament on Monday, and said it would wait for her next public comments on Wednesday before considering "the implications for RT's broadcast licences".

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