Russia’s foreign ministry says British threats to boycott the 2018 FIFA World Cup is troubling.
The British government said it suspected Russian involvement, in the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in England.
Prime Minister Theresa May earlier said it was “highly likely” that Moscow was responsible for the attack.
Some had suggested Boycotting the Russia-hosted World Cup.
“We want to emphasize once again: such provocative statements, which fan anti-Russian hysteria, only complicate relations between our countries and are blow to world sport,” the Russian ministry said,