British threat to boycott of world cup troubling – Russia

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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,