Today, June 28, the first Vice-President of the Russian football Union (RFU) Nikita Simonyan responded to was made by the Ukrainian side claims that they team may withdraw from participation in the world championship on football of 2018 which will pass in Russia.
Simonyan does not see the “threat” of Kiev fears for the tournament, reports “Russian conversation”. In response to statements from Ukraine he even quoted the famous phrase of Napoleon: “From the sublime to the ridiculous — one step.”
“Personally, I do not see any problem here. The world Cup in our country definitely do without the participation of the national team of Ukraine”, — said Vice-President of the RFU.
Note the matches of the first ever world Cup in Russia will be held from June 14 to July 15, 2018 in 11 cities of the country.
Earlier it was reported that Ukraine is actively discussing the proposal to abandon participation in the finals of the world Cup 2018 in Russia. The source stated the desire of official Kyiv to boycott football tournament shortly after the national team has successfully overcome the qualifying stage.
“Russian Dialogue,” says Vladimir Putin personally called the footballer legend Diego Maradona and asked him to do something for the 2018 world Cup.