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EU Parliament to vote for boycott of 2018 World Cup in Russia

The voting will take place on June 14
12:40, 11 June 2018

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The European Parliament intends to vote for the resolution that urges for the diplomatic boycott of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as Rikard Jozwiak, the correspondent of Radio Liberty reported on Twitter.

'The European Parliament is likely to call for a diplomatic boycott of the 2018WorldCup in a resolution on human rights in Russia that is set to pass on 14 June', he wrote.

Earlier the UK, Australia and Iceland that are not in the EU announced the diplomatic boycott of the 2018 World Cup.

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The humanitarian and human rights organizations that work in Syria urge to boycott 2018 FIFA World Cup. Moreover, Foreign Minister Boris Johnson added that the leading Russian officials and members of the royal family are not going to visit Russia for FIFA World Cup matches. Johnson also said that the government considers the option to ban the national football team from the competition.

As of June 7, more than 2.4 million tickets for the championship matches were sold. Almost 872 thousand tickets were purchased by fans from Russia, 88.8 thousand from the USA, 72.5 thousand from Brazil, 65.2 thousand from Colombia, 62.5 thousand from Germany, 60.3 thousand from Mexico, 54,000 from Argentina, 43,600 from Peru, 40,200 from China, 36,300 from Australia, and 32,300 from England.

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According to FIFA estimates, 54% of tickets for the 2018 World Cup matches in Russia were bought by foreigners.

We recall, the 2018 World Cup will be held in 11 cities of Russia from June 14 to July 15.

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