Official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova believes that the main goal of some Western countries is not to allow the holding of the World Cup in Russia. She said this in an interview with the Russian "Fifth Channel".
"It's just their blue dream, their main goal. I have the impression that they want to just remove this World Cup from Russia. All methods are good for this, everything is focused only on this ball, which, God forbid, will touch the Russian football field. It's just some absurdity!" she said.
It should be noted that humanitarian and human rights organizations working in Syria have been calling for a boycott of the World Cup 2018 for a long time. In addition, the issue was raised in the UK after the poisoning of Scripal in Salisbury - the official London has already said that no one from the high-ranking officials and members of the royal family will go to the championship, and calls on its allies to join the boycott.
We recall, the Football World Cup will be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15.