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Russia should be axed as World Cup hosts, says Clegg
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Russia should be axed as World Cup hosts, says Clegg

World Cup - Clegg urges Russia 2018 axe Nick Clegg has joined calls for Russia to face the axe as hosts of the 2018 World Cup as part of tougher sanctions over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine. Nick Clegg said it was unthinkable at present that the 2018 World Cup could be held in Russia The Deputy Prime Minister said it was "unthinkable" at present that the tournament could go ahead in the country blamed by the West for supplying arms to the separatist rebels accused of causing the deaths of all 298 on board. Football's world governing body FIFA this week ruled out calls from some German politicians for Russia to be boycotted, insisting the tournament could be "a force for good". But Mr Clegg told The Sunday Times that allowing it to go a...