According to him, possibly, a number of the EU member states will announce a diplomatic boycott of the World Cup 2018 that will take place in Russia. Moreover, he predicts the extended negotiations on the extension of the economic sanctions against Russia for a year instead of the six months before the EU Council summit in June.
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.