Iceland announce diplomatic boycott of 2018 World Cup - FCNaija
World Cup 2018 By: Ambrose Udeme | 26/03/2018
Super Eagles World Cup opponent Iceland on Monday announced it will stage a diplomatic boycott of the football World Cup in Russia over the poisoning of a former double agent in Britain.Britain announced in mid-March that British royals and ministers would stay away from the FIFA tournament set for June 14-July 15.This year’s World Cup in Russia will see Iceland compete for the first time at the highest level, having been drawn in group D alongside Nigeria, Argentina and Croatia.
A statement by the Iceland foreign ministry as reported by TheJournal.ie reads: "Among the measures taken by Iceland is the temporary postponement of all high-level bilateral dialogue with the Russian authorities."Consequently, Icelandic leaders will not attend the FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer." said the foreign ministry