Jose Mourinho slammed for taking 'blood money' from Russian Federation amid spy attack

England manager Gareth Southgate after the draw for the finals in December

He announced his decision a day after ex-Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, was attacked with a nerve agent in Salisbury with officials believing it is "highly likely" Moscow was behind it. British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that it was "highly likely" that Russian Federation was behind the attack and promised "extensive measures" against the country if an explanation was not provided. Last week Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the Commons foreign affairs committee, said British ministers should urge allies to join a co-ordinated boycott of the World Cup as part of a wider package of reprisals against the Putin regime.

Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has called on England to boycott this summer's World Cup if Federation Internationale de Football Association do not withdraw it from Russia.

Pulling England out of the World Cup is unlikely to find favour with Federation Internationale de Football Association or the majority of fans, however, while it is hard to see how other nations who have qualified would follow suit in support.

"We have repeatedly warned that before the start of the Russia World Cup the Western press will launch an all-out media campaign with the intention of discrediting Russia and undermining trust in the country, as the host nation of the tournament", read the statement, which included a mock "Fake News" stamp atop cuttings of the articles.

Defence budget inadequate: Army tells Parliamentary panel
He said the committed liabilities - meaning current procurements - would get passed on to 2018. The parliamentary panel has, meanwhile, rapped the government for low allocation to the army.

"We want to emphasize once more: Further provocative false stories that stir up anti-Russian hysteria will only complicate the relationship between our countries and bring a blow to world sport".

"As we expected, the English are especially active in this, they can not forgive Russian Federation for winning the rights to host the 2018 World Cup instead of them, which was a fair decision after a fair election. Now the British media are actively calling for a boycott of the upcoming World Cup".

The vice-president of the Russian Football Union, Nikita Simonyan, also commented on the matter, saying that the poisoning incident should not affect the hosting of the World Cup in Russia.

Mr Reichelt also called on German firms such as Mercedes-Benz and Adidas - which had links to the Nazis during the Second World War - to consider their sponsorship commitments at the World Cup.

Related:

  • Claire Foy was paid less than Matt Smith for The Crown

    Claire Foy was paid less than Matt Smith for The Crown

    Despite winning a Golden Globe for her performance, Foy's salary was lower than that of Matt Smith as the young Duke of Edinburgh. That's the correct response, but Foy is no longer the Queen wearing the titular crown, so it's not like it does her much good.

    Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) Director Sells $1466880.00 in Stock

    This buyback authorization permits the medical research company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 19,608 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,500,804.32.
    Imran Khan narrowly escapes shoe attack in Gujrat

    Imran Khan narrowly escapes shoe attack in Gujrat

    Two days ago, a man was arrested by police for allegedly attempting to hurl his shoe at the PTI chief in Faisalabad. The shoe hit the PTI leader squarely in the chest, although with lesser force than was perhaps intended.
  • Analysts Ratings on: Nutanix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTNX)

    Therefore 54% are positive. (NASDAQ:NTNX) hit a new 52-week high and has $54.57 target or 6.00 % above today's $51.48 share price. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 55,300 shares in the company, valued at $1,973,104.
    Ray Parlour makes £50m Hector Bellerin claim

    Ray Parlour makes £50m Hector Bellerin claim

    Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast , the ex-Gunners midfielder said: "I'd be amazed if Arsenal sold Bellerin". The Gabon striker said: 'I think we take the manager for granted, I am really happy because I am here because of him.
    Why Amy Schumer won't change her last name after marriage

    Why Amy Schumer won't change her last name after marriage

    Schumer married Fischer in a surprise wedding in Malibu just a day before Valentine's Day. She added, "No, I'm keeping my last name - I'm keeping your last name".
  • Wonder Woman Star Says #MeToo

    Wonder Woman Star Says #MeToo

    While she had considered taking legal action against him, she thought it wouldn't help to pile on. She did concede that the punishment "isn't enough", however. "He's already being done in".
    Winter weather advisory in effect as snow arrives

    Winter weather advisory in effect as snow arrives

    Potentially impacted areas include Wise, Russell and Washington counties in Virginia along with Johnson County in Tennessee. Accumulations in the western lowlands will range from 1 to 4 inches with the possibility of five inches in some areas.
    Nepal Votes: Incumbent Bhandari Tracking to Win

    Nepal Votes: Incumbent Bhandari Tracking to Win

    Bhandari defeated Kumari Laxmi Rai from Opposition Nepali Congress with a staggering majority in the Presidential election. She was elected twice in parliamentary elections in 1994 and 1999 and also served as the defence minister.
  • Wolfenstein 2: The Deeds of Captain Wilkins DLC Drops Today

    Wolfenstein 2: The Deeds of Captain Wilkins DLC Drops Today

    The Deeds of Captain Wilkins will be available free for Season Pass holders, while everyone else can snap it up for £7.99. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus and The Amazing Deeds of Captain Wilkins is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
    Wheaton singer eager to inspire on 'American Idol'

    Wheaton singer eager to inspire on 'American Idol'

    Katy who got impressed by Mara's performance said that the bar is increased high to start off the audience night. As she was dancing, Perry lost her balance, taking a tumble and exposing herself to the judges in the process.
    India cuts Monsanto's GM cotton seed royalty, may trigger another row

    India cuts Monsanto's GM cotton seed royalty, may trigger another row

    The move will benefit 8 million cotton growers, but will reduce the margin of domestic seed companies and also MMBL. India approved the genetically modified Bt cotton technology for commercial cultivation in 2002.

Comments

Latest news

Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan misbehaves with media in Kolkata
Hasin on the other hand wanted Shami not to invest anything towards the sports academy and instead buy properties in West Bengal. He called me up from a different mobile number yesterday and told me that his career is being hampered because of me.

Netanyahu in emergency talks to overcome coalition crisis
But Aliyah and Absorption Minister Sofa Landver, Yisrael Beiteinu's representative on the committee, refused to support the bill. Should Lieberman and his party quit, Netanyahu's coalition could in theory continue with a one-seat majority in parliament.

Backlash as bullying suspect john Bercow chairs bullying debate
James Duddridge, Conservative MP for Rochford and Southend East, meanwhile told the newspaper the Speaker's position was "untenable".

Nike Inc (NKE) Shares Bought by Toronto Dominion Bank
According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.62/share and a low EPS of $0.47/share. NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE ) now has a Weekly Volatility of 1.49% percent while its Monthly Volatility is at 2.11% percent.

Big B's body to be 'fiddled' around by doctors
The Yash Raj Films production is being helmed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, who directed Katrina and Aamir in Dhoom: 3 . Prior to the medics' arrival, around 5 AM on the same day, Amitabh posted about his health issues on his blog.

Former Minnesota Vikings QB Case Keenum to sign with Denver Broncos
Cousins is now deciding between the Vikings, the New York Jets and the Arizona Cardinals , Schefter reported. Which version of Case Keenum are the Denver Broncos going to get - the player who we saw in Houston and St.

Entercom Communications Corp (ETM) Trending Activity with Technical Depiction
Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. (NYSE:ETM) or 119,900 shares. The stock of Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, September 29 by Buckingham Research.

Weekend rain turns to sunshine; snow possible midweek
The heaviest precipitation from the second system will likely occur on Thursday , with showers becoming more scattered on Friday . Tonight: There's an outside chance that light snow or a rain-snow mix could continue through the evening commute.

Relentless Weather: More Snow as Another Nor'easter Takes Aim
Boston is one of the cities likely to bear the brunt of the storm, where snowfall totals of 12 to 20 inches are predicted. Forecasters warned of blizzard conditions, where high winds make travel risky , from coastal MA through Maine.

IL officer fatally shot woman armed with knife
A woman armed with a knife was fatally shot by Elgin police Monday morning on the Jane Addams Tollway, Elgin police said. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle and ultimately ended the chase without apprehending the suspect.

There are 7000 pairs of shoes outside the Capitol. Here's why
According to a press release issued in advance of the event, the figure of 7,000 came from the Centers for Disease Control. Donors to the shoe monument include actresses Susan Sarandon and Bette Midler, and talk show host Chelsea Handler.

U'khand: Bus falls into a gorge; claims 13 lives
As per reports, the bus that fell into the gorge was going from Almora's Deoghat to Nainital's Ramnagar. Meanwhile, staff at Bhatrojkhan police station said the postmortem was being conducted at Bhatrojkhan.

Nirav Modi impact: RBI scraps letters of undertaking for import trade credits
This buyer's credit is provided on the basis of an LoU, which is akin to a guarantee and is issued by the importer's local bank. A letter of credit is an assurance from the bank that if the importer defaults, the bank will pay on his behalf.

Prime Minister Trudeau to visit Hamilton steel mill
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be visiting Hamilton on Tuesday in a show of support for the steel and aluminum industries. Trudeau kicks off the tour today in Jonquiere, Quebec.

Former Bills linebacker Paul Posluszny announces retirement
In the midst of the chaos of free agency season, one player has made a decision to hang up the cleats. He was a two-time consensus All-American (2005 and 2006), and he won the Butkus Award in 2005.

Other news