Contents tagged with boycott

  • Denmark is ready to join the boycott of 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

    Representatives of the Danish authorities are likely to join the diplomatic boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, DR Nyheder reports.

    Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Michael Aastrup Jensen said that members of the royal family and other government officials will join the UK and Iceland in not attending the matches of the world championship held in Russia.

    "It will be difficult for Danish officials to go to Russia for this football festival. I do not think we …

  • German newspaper Bild announces boycott of 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia

    The German newspaper, Bild, announced their boycott of Russia, where the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup will be held in the summer. The German newspaper refuses to send their journalists to the largest football tournament due to censorship by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    According to Bild, media representatives’ freedom of speech was restricted.

    "Putin imposed censorship on the precursor to the World Cup. Journalists were only allowed to report on Confederations Cup football matches. The …