FIFA said the Senator from the Democratic party of the United States Richard Blumenthal, who asked to postpone the world Cup 2018 from Russia.
«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. We are in favour of dialogue, mutual understanding and peace between peoples and are convinced that the FIFA tournaments play an important role.
The decision to hold the FIFA world Cup 2018 in Russia was adopted in 2010, continues the FIFA Executive Committee. Since then, the government of Russia, 11 cities-organizers, the organizing Committee «Russia-2018″ and FIFA are working to all the fans who are planning to become part of the biggest sporting events, had the opportunity to enjoy the hospitality and friendly atmosphere of the largest country in the world. FIFA is always keen to spread football into new territories around the world, and everywhere, wherever our tournaments, local fans could love and feel respect for this game», — quotes the document «R-Sport».