Former British Deputy Prime Minister: Russia should not host World Cup 2018

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Great Britain Nick Clegg (2010-2015) called the International Football Federation (FIFA) to deprive Russia of the right to host the World Cup in 2018.

He stated this live on TV channel ITV, reports Daily Mail, while commenting on the words of Foreign Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson about the involvement of Russia in war crimes in Syria.

According to him, it is “silly and ludicrous” to play football in Moscow, while Russia is involved in violations of human rights and “barbarism in Aleppo“.

Clegg added that FIFA should declare that Russia has lost the right to host any international tournament. He also believes that the British team should boycott the World Cup 2018.

Daily Mail notes that Clegg also stood for depriving Qatar of the right to host the World Cup in 2022 for the violation of the rights of workers at the tournament sites and corruption scandals.

Russia won the right to host the World Cup 2018 in December 2010. Statements about the need to deprive Russia of the World Cup sounded earlier, on the background of the annexation of the Crimea and the armed aggression in the Donbas.



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