BOYCOTT RUSSIAN 2018: SIX COUNTRIES CONSIDERING BOYCOTTING THE QUADRENNIAL FIFA WORLD CUP TOURNAMENT

Six countries are reportedly considering boycotting the quadrennial FIFA World Cup tournament scheduled to start on 14 June – 15 July in Russia. This' in response to the Salisbury nerve-agent poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy and his daughter on March 4.
Six countries are reportedly considering boycotting the quadrennial FIFA World Cup tournament scheduled to start on 14 June – 15 July in Russia. This' in response to the Salisbury nerve-agent poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy and his daughter on March 4.

Britain since announced they'll stay away from the tournament in protest to the nerve-agent attack - stating they won't condone any form of attack on anybody on British soil irrespective of the individual's nationality.

Iceland announced last night it won't go to the tournament too. Japan, Australia, Denmark and Sweden are considering following suit.
The office of the Polish President confirmed that the President will skip the opening ceremonyin Moscow.

Its foreign ministry said in a statement: 
"Among the measures taken by Iceland is the temporary postponement of all high-level bilateral dialogue with the Russian authorities."
"Consequently, Icelandic leaders will not attend the FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer," it said.

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"The Salisbury attack constitutes a grave violation of international law and threatens security and peace in Europe," - According to statement the Reykjavik government.

"The boycott of the World Cup is one of the further actions that could be taken in relation to this matter" - Julie Bishop, Australia's Foreign Minister.

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Contradictory to the statement issued by the office of the Australia's Foreign Minister, the governing body for Australian football told that as far as it was concerned, the World Cup was going ahead as planned.

"As things stand, all qualifying teams, including the England team, will be taking part in this FIFA event and that continues to be our intention." - Football Federation Australia said in an emailed statement


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