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News sport: the Swedish Government has said the refusal of the boycott of the 2018 world Cup in Russia.

The Swedish government has said the refusal of the boycott of the 2018 world Cup in Russia.

It is expected that Cabinet members will attend the match of the team against Switzerland in the 1/8 finals of the tournament. The number of people wishing to attend the match officials is very high.

According to the Minister of foreign Affairs Margot wallström, announced the boycott only applied to the opening of the tournament.

“We have been consistent in saying that we will boycott the opening of the world Cup in solidarity with the UK (because of the so-called “Skripal” – ed.).

But in this situation, we believe it is important that we could support our team, and we took this decision after consultation, for example, representatives of countries such as Denmark and the UK.

It is important that we could go there and support this amazing Swedish team,” said wahlström.

Earlier, the country’s sports Minister, Annika Strandell said that is not going to visit Russia “in connection with the political situation in the country, especially from the point of view of democracy and respect for human rights.”