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U.S. senators ask FIFA to move 2018 World Cup out of Russia
U.S. senators ask FIFA to move 2018 World Cup out of Russia

A bipartisan group of 13 U.S. senators has called on FIFA President Sepp Blatter to move soccer’s 2018 World Cup out of Russia. In a letter sent Tuesday and released publicly Wednesday, the lawmakers told Blatter that allowing Russia to play host to the event “inappropriately bolsters the prestige” of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime “at a time when it should be condemned,” according to the Associated Press. The senators, including Republican John McCain of Arizona and Democrat Richard Durbin of Illinois, also asked FIFA to convene a special meeting to vote on the issue. According to the letter, more than 40 countries have placed sanctions...

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