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Russia demands FIFA expels Ghana's opponents USA from 2014 World Cup

Published on: 12 March 2014
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Two members of the Russian Parliament have written a letter to FIFA demanding that the USA national team are expelled from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Tensions begin to mount between Russia and the United States and further animosity grows now that the conflict has spilled over into the sporting world.

Alexander Sidyakin and Michael Markelov, who are two members of Russia's Duma have written a letter to FIFA president Sepp Blatter complaining of human rights violation against the United States.

The letter that was sent on March 11th specifically stated that Russia believed: "(FIFA should) urgently convene an emergency session to consider suspending USA's membership in FIFA and denying the U.S. team the right to participate in the upcoming 2014 World Cup in Brazil."

The letter is a response to a previous petition circulated by the USA which asked FIFA to prohibit Russia from competing at the World Cup due to its military action towards the Ukraine.

Sidyakin, one of the members of the Russian Parliament who wrote the letter recently tweeted: "It's an eye for an eye, a ball for a ball. Don't the let the USA take part in the 2014 World Cup! End their membership of FIFA's"

This situation looks set to reach boiling point soon so keep an eye out for any updates on FIFA's response to both the USA's and Russia's accusations.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • Benito says:
    March 12, 2014 11:50 am
    This is prophetic,football is a very powerful weapon of unifying the world but since it has become a religion being worshipped,God will get the world,s attention by bringing a disaster through soccer.
  • Benito says:
    March 12, 2014 11:53 am
    Big,big,big joke!!
  • Papadinho says:
    March 12, 2014 10:27 am
    We should really be worrying about this and keep a close eye on this situation. This could turn out to be world war III. That's the prediction of many. We really need God in this. Brothers and sisters, every prayer will be welcomed as we all want peace in this world. Help pray for avoid war. Bless
  • spellBOUND says:
    March 12, 2014 10:03 am
    nkwasiafo, the request is laughable. take your politics outside and leave this beautiful game of ours alone... f$#@ing HE-GOATS...