British Deputy Prime Minister wants FIFA to yank 2018 World Cup away from Russia

July 28, 2014 1:28 PM

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British Deputy Prime Minister wants FIFA to yank 2018 World Cup away from Russia

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg told The Sunday Times newspaper it was 'unthinkable' that Russian President Vladimir Putin would have the opportunity to prop his image at soccer's biggest sporting event after Russia's alleged involvement in shooting down Malaysia Flight Airlines MH17. But FIFA on Friday said it has no plans to change the location.

A top British pol wants to yank away Russia’s right to host the 2018 World Cup as a stunning rebuke to President Vladimir Putin for “belligerent behavior” in the downing of a passenger jet.

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