Iceland's government representatives will not attend the World Cup in Russia this summer, in solidarity with the United Kingdom after a chemical attack on Russian former agent Sergei Skripal and her daughter in Salisbury, which the British government has blamed on Moscow.
Iceland has declared that it would be shunning this year's football World Cup in Russian Federation over the poisoning of a former double agent in Britain. "The boycott of the World Cup is one of the further actions that could be taken in relation to this matter", Bishop told reporters in Canberra.
Foreign dignitaries may be boycotting the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.
This year's World Cup will see Iceland compete for the first time at the highest level.
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Pressure on Moscow is mounting as Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the expulsion of two Russian diplomats from his country earlier on Tuesday.
"I like the fact that we are playing these friendlies against top quality sides which is good for our preparations for the World Cup. That is not the plan".
'There are a whole range of options of further actions that could be taken.
According to FIFA, the world soccer federation, of the almost 5 million ticket requests made before its random selection draw sales period ended on January 31, roughly 87,000 were from fans in the United States, the 10th most of any country. At least a lot of them are not going to spurn the grand Russia-hosted FIFA football event.