Super Eagles opponent, Iceland to boycott 2018 World Cup

Super Eagles opponent, Iceland to boycott 2018 World Cup

Super Eagles opponent, Iceland to boycott 2018 World Cup

"Iceland temporarily suspends bilateral dialogue on the highest levels with Russian Federation".

The United States and United Kingdom have expelled over 100 Russian diplomats over the nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, the biggest expulsion since the Cold War.

The governing body for Australian football said that as far as it was concerned, the World Cup was going ahead as planned.

A few hours later, Ms Bishop tweeted: "That is wrong - the government is not considering a boycott of the World Cup".

The former Bayern Munich star pointed to the country's success at the Under-17 World Cup a year ago, but he believes Germany could go back-to-back by lifting the trophy in Russian Federation.

It comes after European countries, including 16 EU member states, as well as the USA and Canada, announced that they would be expelling Russian diplomats over the Skripal case.

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This is all in reaction to Russia's alleged use of a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy living in the United Kingdom. Earlier on Tuesday, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Moscow was working on a "tough response" to the expulsions.

"We have sought clarification regarding the Foreign Minister's comments about the World Cup", they said. "That is not the plan".

"The boycott of the World Cup is one of the further actions that could be taken in relation to this matter", she told a media conference.

Nigeria defeated fellow World Cup-bound country Poland 1-0 on Friday in a build-up game for the tournament, with Victor Moses scoring the winner from the spot.

Gareth Southgate's men have been drawn against Belgium, Panama and Tunisia in Group G for the 2018 event in Russian Federation, but they are not considered among the favourites.

"I like the fact that we are playing these friendlies against top quality sides which is good for our preparations for the World Cup".

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