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Theresa May: Royal Family, Officials to Skip 2018 World Cup over Spy Poisoning

British prime minister Theresa May has announced that no ministers or members of the royal family will attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer following the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Salisbury, England. Per TicToc by Bloomberg, May revealed the boycott at Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday, 10 days on from the poisoning of former intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, with a nerve agent: "There will be no attendance by ministers, or indeed members of the Royal Family, at this summer's World Cup in Russia," she said.                     This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.  Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app. Get the app and get the game. Read more World Football news on


Published By: Bleacher Report - Wednesday, 14 March, 2018

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