United Kingdom compares 2018 WC with Hitler's Olympics

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Russian Federation selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.

As the Russians continue to laugh off any suggestion that they were involved in the attempted murder by nerve agent of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Poland said it would definitely take a stance while Sweden, Iceland and Denmark all released statements saying they were weighing up their options.

"I think the comparison with 1936 is certainly right", Johnson said, adding: "I think it's an emetic prospect, frankly, to think of Putin glorying in this sporting event".

The World Cup will take place in various cities across western Russian Federation between June and July 2018.

Johnson said he agreed with the assessment.

Christian Purslow, the former managing director of English Premier League football club Chelsea, has claimed a boycott of the 2018 World Cup would have a strong impact on Russian Federation in response to its alleged nerve agent attack.

United Kingdom compares 2018 WC with Hitler's Olympics

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told MPs that Russian Federation would face a "robust" response from the United Kingdom and that it would be "very difficult" to imagine United Kingdom representation at the World Cup could go ahead in the "normal way". Every football supporter who has bought a ticket for any game of the World Cup has to obtain a FAN ID.

The new stadium in Kaliningrad will host four group stage matches of the 2018 World Cup: Croatia-Nigeria on June 16, Serbia-Switzerland on June 22, Spain-Morocco on June 25 and England-Belgium on June 28.

The Foreign Secretary also said the country has a duty to ensure England fans travelling to football's biggest tournament this summer are protected.

The clashes left 35 people injured, including two England fans who suffered serious injuries.

Vladimir Kirienko, first vice president of Rostelecom, added: "I am absolutely confident that with Federation Internationale de Football Association we will be able to make the competition really exciting, and accessible to everyone who is looking forward to viewing bright and breath-taking games".

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