Mutko cites Platini in saying that UEFA opposes boycott of 2018 World Cup in Russia

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has said that he sees no reason to boycott the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has said that he sees no reason to boycott the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

"I have been talking to the UEFA leader [Michel Platini] since this morning. UEFA does not favor it [the boycott] so I see no reason for a boycott of the world cup in Russia," he told reporters on June 2.

After Joseph Blatter was re-elected as the FIFA president, the English Football Association (FA) did not rule out the possibility of boycotting the 2018 FIFA World Cup due to be held in Russia.

 

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