U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal sent a letter to FIFA in which he asks to deprive Russia of the right to host world Cup 2018, according to «Sport-Express».
The reason — Russia’s support of Assad regime in Syria.
«We strongly urge you to reconsider the decision to hold world Cup 2018 in Russia. The government has committed acts that are contrary to the humanitarian values of FIFA. After all, your organization absolutely recognizes that it has a duty to society that goes beyond football. Therefore, among the responsibilities of the FIFA should be the recognition that Russia is not fit for the world Cup.
FIFA should uphold the values of players and fans around the world. This decision will require courage and determination. But I am sure that other countries who were willing to hold the 2018 world Cup year and the football Federation of USA will help you find a suitable alternative. Looking forward to your quick response to my request», — the document says.