The FIFA President Gianni Infantino: Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters
The leadership of the International football Federation (FIFA) panicked from calls to boycott the world Cup in Russia. It is reported AS.
“FIFA is in a state of panic in connection with calls to boycott the world Cup. Publicly the organization continues to maintain silence, however high-ranking FIFA officials realize that after the poisoning Sergei Skripal tensions have reached a critical point”, — stated in the material Spanish edition.
According to AS, President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino scared of what is happening around the upcoming tournament. “There are no signs that the tensions will diminish. It looks like that will only get worse. And it jeopardizes the world Cup 2018”, — stated in the article.
14 March, Prime Minister Theresa may said that neither British officials nor members of the Royal family will not attend the world Cup in Russia in connection with the case of the poisoning of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
On 6 March it was reported about a possible boycott of the world Cup the English footballers.
The world Cup 2018 will be held in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15.
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