FIFA has officially responded to the request of Senator Blumenthal to “pick up” Russia of the 2018 world Cup
FIFA will not even raise the issue of depriving the Russian Federation the right to host the world Cup, which will be held in the country next year.
About this “Russian conversation” reports with reference to the press service of the International football Federation, which issued a formal comment in response to a call by us Senator Richard Blumenthal.
“Football are not able to solve political problems, and FIFA cannot interfere in the sovereign issues. However, this game has the power to build bridges between cultures and to bring together a wide variety of people”, – stated in the message.
It favoured the establishment of mutual understanding between peoples, and “world Cup” promotes unity of people and defuses the situation.
The world Cup will be held from 14 June to 15 July 2018. Games will be held in 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities .
In his letter addressed to the President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, Senator Blumenthal stated that there are other countries that offer to host the event, and the football Federation of the USA may help FIFA to find a replacement for Russia.
As previously reported, “Russian conversation”, the General producer “the First channel” Alexander Faifman considers that in the conditions of Russian reality the price which FIFA demands from the domestic channels for the right to broadcast the 2018 world Cup, is inadequate.