BrandArena: Fifa Corruption: Europe May Boycott Russia World Cup 2018

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Fifa Corruption: Europe May Boycott Russia World Cup 2018

Europe's footballing nations will meet on Friday to discuss the nuclear option of splitting from Fifa and holding a breakaway World Cup in 2018, in an effort to force Sepp Blatter out of the presidency of the world game's governing body, according  to The Independent.

The plan to boycott the tournament which is due to be held in Russia - revealed to The Independent by the leading Uefa official behind it - would involve European teams and some invited South American countries breaking away from the official tournament, fatally undermining it in the eyes of the fans and sponsors.

However, the German Football Association would not support a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in opposition to the way Fifa is running the game.

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke told BBC that England would support any such action led by Uefa following Fifa head Sepp Blatter's re-election.

BBC reported that Swiss prosecutors have launched a separate investigation into the bidding process for the tournaments in 2018 and 2022, which will be held in Russia and Qatar respectively.

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