The international football Federation (FIFA) should deprive the Russian Federation the right to host the 2018 world Cup, because international competition is able to increase the prestige of the Russian authorities, according to a letter of 13 American Republican senators.
"To allow Russia to host the world Cup FIFA - this means it is a mistake to increase the prestige of the regime of Putin at the most appropriate time, when it ought to condemn, and to provide economic assistance at a time when most of the international brotherhood imposes punishment," - said in a letter to senators, the President of FIFA Sepp Blatter, reports RIA " Novosti ".
review of senators, FIFA must convene an extraordinary Congress to discuss the issue of deprivation of Russia the right to host the Championship. The senators warned that the refusal of the Congress they deem " unacceptable ". The right to host the 2018 world Cup has to be transferred to a country that respects the principles of FIFA and international law, told Senators. Among the signatories of the letter - influential Senators John Sidney McCain, Richard Durbin, Marco Rubio and Menendez. Before the head of FIFA Joseph Blatter said that holding the 2018 world Cup in Russia will only increase safety in the area. March 20, FIFA asked the world's politicians not to interfere in the Affairs of the organization this message was in response to the recent call by the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to ignore the world Cup 2018 in Russia. In prosesi Monday President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said on the call of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to ignore the world championship football, which must undergo in Russia in 2018. Remember, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the world Cup 2018 in Russia ought to ignore as long as long as the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine will not be settled." I think that it is necessary to talk about the boycott of the world Cup. As long as Russian troops are in the Ukraine, I think the holding of a world championship in this country unthinkable, " Poroshenko said in the interview to the German newspaper Bild. He added that the policy should not have a relationship to the sport, but as long as the situation in the Donbas not settled, successful football team from Donetsk "Shakhtar" has to train for 1, 2 thousand Miles away from his hometown, in Lviv. March 13, Vice-President of the international football Federation (FIFA) Jeffrey Webb said that the world championship football "can not be performed in the current environment" - " to make the most of the educational work." True, He was referring to the problem of racism. In November of last year, the FIFA Secretary General j?r?me Walke said that the world Cup 2018 in Russia is not obliged be used for political purposes. Russia won the Right to host the 2018 world Cup event held on 2 December 2010.