13 U.S. senators sent a letter to FIFA President Joseph Blatter, in which he asked to deprive Russia the right to host the world Cup 2018 and to hold a vote that will determine the new host country of the tournament. It is reported Reuters.
“”To put an end to the crisis in Ukraine and to ensure the successful holding of the world Cup in 2018, we highly recommend you to deprive the regime of Putin the right to host the 2018 world Cup and to develop activities for the other choice of the host country.
“ Russia’s right to host world championship strengthens the prestige of the regime of President Putin, while he should be condemned. It is unacceptable to hold tournament in Russia, when almost half of the countries participating in the championship of the world has joined international sanctions against the Russian aggression, ” the letter reads.
Recall that the FIFA world Cup to be held in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018.