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The football Association (FA) of England has opposed a possible boycott of the 2018 world Cup in Russia. Reported by the Daily Mail.
According to the newspaper, the managers of the Association held a meeting regarding the participation of the national team in the 2018 world Cup. Despite the fact that no indication for a possible boycott is not received, the organization decided to clarify the situation due to the sharp deterioration of relations between Britain and Russia.
FA will oppose any calls to boycott the tournament if the football will be used as a political tool, writes Daily Mail. It is noted that the Association may reconsider its position if the UK foreign office to provide information that in Russia there is a risk to life and health delegation in the tournament.
The UK foreign office also warned citizens of the country from the alleged threat of rising anti-British sentiment in Russia and encouraged the British to be vigilant.
14 March, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 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. However, the journalists of the Telegraph said that the teams representing national associations have the right to leave the tournament without playing all the matches of the tournament according to the rules of the International football Federation (FIFA). Failure to observe this rule results in sanctions, up to suspension from participation in the next world Cup.
The world Cup 2018 will be held in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15.
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