Russia World cup under threat

Russia World cup under threat

Next Fifa world cup will held in Russia, But a new controversy begin. British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg joined calls on Sunday for Russia to be stripped of the World Cup in 2018 following the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine.

The Liberal Democrat leader, whose party is the junior partner in Conservative prime minister David Cameron`s coalition government, said sporting events should be part of a new package of EU sanctions against Moscow.

Clegg`s call echoes that of several German politicians earlier this month, although the idea was quickly rejected by football officials.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, an international men`s football tournament, that is scheduled to take place in 2018 in Russia. The finals tournament will involve 32 national teams, including that of the host nation, assuming the current format of the finals is maintained. This will be the first World Cup held in the former Soviet Union.

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