(WFI) Former FIFA president suggests boycotting the World Cup over the Russian spy poisoning would achieve nothing.
(WFI) British government takes measures after the poisoning of former Russian spy
(WFI) Russian and British governments at odds over former spy’s poisoning
July 25 – Amid mounting criticism of Russia over the MH17 plane tragedy and conflict with Ukraine, FIFA rejects calls for the country to be stripped of 2018 World Cup hosting rights and says a boycott is no solution to the crisis. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 25 – Vitaly Mutko, FIFA ExCo member and 2018 World Cup chief, says the Russia conflict with Ukraine will not be an issue for tournament preparations… Dutch FA rejects calls for boycott. Christian Radnedge reports.
May 2 – The most powerful officeholder in the EU will boycott Euro 2012 over human rights concerns in Ukraine. German chancellor Angela Merkel is among other European leaders who may soon follow suit, while US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has condemned Ukraine’s treatment of the country’s former prime minister. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.