European Commission Denies Rumors on FIFA World Cup's Boycott

European Commission Denies Rumors on FIFA World Cup's Boycott
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Published March 28th, 2018 - 17:58 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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A mobile billboard showing a design of a blood-stained football on a pitch, with the words
A mobile billboard showing a design of a blood-stained football on a pitch, with the words "Russia can’t host the World Cup while bombing Syrian kids", is driven past Wembley Stadium ahead of the International friendly football match between England and Italy in London on March 27, 2018. Ian KINGTON / AFP

The European Commission on Tuesday quashed rumours about its possible boycott of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, with spokesperson Mina Andreeva saying that it will inform everyone if such information is true.

A number of Western media reports suggested earlier that some of the member states of the European Commission decided in favour of boycotting the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia in view of the poisoning of former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Great Britain.

The UK authorities accuse Moscow of being behind the poisoning."We will inform everyone if such information is true," Andreeva told journalists in response to a question whether the European Commission planned to boycott the upcoming world football championship in Russia this summer, reports Tass news agency.

Andreeva added, however, that currently no representative of the European Commission was ready to say if he or she would be in attendance at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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