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22 March 2018

Speaking at a Foreign Affairs committee meeting in London, Johnson raised the issue of safety for 24,000 British soccer fans who have purchased tickets to the World Cup.

She said on Facebook that Johnson's statements were "unacceptable, unworthy of a top European diplomat", adding that it reflected London's efforts to cast Russian Federation as an enemy using the most absurd reasons in order to boycott the World Cup.

Johnson, 53, said the June tournament would be like the Nazi leader's 1936 Games.

"Where people have obtained wealth by corruption and where we can see a link with the Kremlin, with Vladimir Putin, it may be possible to have unexplained wealth orders and other sanctions on those individuals", Johnson said.Johnson said the government was considering something similar to the US "Magnitsky Act" which was adopted in 2012 to punish Russian officials accused of human rights violations.

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Giving evidence to the Commons foreign affairs committee, Mr Johnson said that whilst it would be wrong to "punish" English footballers by boycotting the tournament, the prospect of fans travelling to Russian Federation was not certain.

"I think the comparison with 1936 is certainly right", the minister replied, envisaging Putin "glorying in this sporting event".

Following the plunge in diplomatic relations in the wake of the Salisbury nerve agent attack, Mr Johnson said he was "deeply concerned" as to how the travelling England fans would be treated.

The meeting follows ongoing tensions between Britain and Russia over the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter this month. "This has happened before in Great Britain, repeatedly", he said.

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Kennedy was particularly critical of Pritzker, accusing him of using his wealth to blot out the message of his competitors. Rauner had only one head-to-head appearance with Ives, in late January before the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board.

"We would expect further progress than this", Smith said.

Dignitaries usually attend the opening ceremony and sometimes major fixtures but last week Britain announced no government ministers or royals would not attend the World Cup at all after Prime Minister Theresa May said her government had found that Russian Federation was "culpable" of the attack - a charge Moscow vehemently denies.

Mr Yermakov complained that the Russians had been denied consular access to Ms Skripal, who remains a Russian citizen, and said that it was up to the United Kingdom authorities to explain what had happened.

The Skripals survived the nerve agent attack but remain in critical condition.

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FIFA urges Russia to hasten work on delayed World Cup arena