The Spanish team after winning the final match of EURO 2008 over Germany

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TASS, 1 Oct. The international football Federation (FIFA) may suspend the national team of Spain from participation in tournaments under the auspices of the organization due to the political crisis in the country, which may entail the exclusion of Barcelona from the championship, in this case national team in danger of missing the world Cup 2018. About this newspaper Marca.

In early September the Parliament of the Autonomous community of Catalonia (administrative center – Barcelona), part of Spain, has approved two laws on referendum. First, according to the separatists, has created the legal basis for the plebiscite on independence, and the second to regulate the exit of Catalonia from Spain in the event of victory in the referendum supporters of a break with the Kingdom. Madrid believes both the law and the referendum illegal. The referendum will be held on Sunday .

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Earlier it was reported that in the case of secession of Catalonia from Spain, the leadership of the top division of the championship of Spain can eliminate Barcelona from the competition. According to the newspaper Marca, the decision may be regarded by FIFA as an “illegitimate government interference in football”, which may entail the removal of the Spanish national team from the tournament under the auspices of the organization. Thus, the Spaniards can not perform at the 2018 world Cup in Russia.

Spain is the world champion 2010 and European champion three times. The world Cup will be held in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018.