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Nigeria’s Opponent Iceland Announces Plan To Boycott Russia 2018 World Cup

Iceland, one of the Nigeria opponents in the 2018 World Cup has said that the country’s representatives may not be at the world cup due to a frosty bilateral relationship between her and Russian Government.

Iceland has temporarily suspending its bilateral contacts with Russia at the highest level, reports the TASS news agency citing Russian envoy to the country Anton Vasilyev.

The Icelandic government confirmed the information on its website.“Icelandic officials will not go to the FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer,” said a statement from the foreign ministry.

“Today we spoke with Iceland’s foreign minister, who told us about the official position of his government over the attack on our citizens in Salisbury on March 4.

Until the situation becomes clear, Iceland temporarily suspends bilateral dialog at the highest levels with Russia. Hence, the country’s representatives will not visit World Cup this summer,” Vasilyev said and confirmed that the Russian side has explained its position on the Skripal case.

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