The 2018 world Cup
News of the world: the rejection of the visit of Russian officials in the framework of the world Cup now on the table.
The official delegation of Iceland can refuse to travel to the World Cup, which this year will take place on the territory of the Russian Federation to support Britain in the context of the case of poisoning ex-spy Sergei Skripal. This is stated in the material of the publication Iceland Review published on March 19.
The Minister for foreign Affairs of Iceland Gudlaugur Top Thordarson reported that the rejection of the visit of Russian officials in the framework of the world Cup now on the table. However, the participation of the national team in the event does not put into question.
“What we are discussing, are typically a response to events in the UK. This is a very serious thing, and they relate not only to the British . Of course, our team will participate and fans of the team, in this there is no doubt,” said G. Thordarson.
14 March, Prime Minister Theresa may announced that no senior British representative will not attend the world Cup, which will be held this year in Russia. Such measures, Britain will carry out in response to the poisoning of the Salisbury ex-Colonel of Russian GRU Sergei Skripal and his daughter.