Russia: Suggestions to boycott World Cup 'fundamentally wrong' — Bundestag VP

The Vice President of Germany's Bundestag Thomas Oppermann discussed the relation between sports and politics at a friendly match between the Russian State Duma and the German Bundestag football teams, in Moscow, Friday, ahead of the upcoming World Cup. “I consider suggestions to boycott this event as being fundamentally wrong. The football World Cup is a sporting event that millions of people... Еще around the world are looking forward to,» he said. «We want to demonstrate that a sporting match can be an anchor point for political negotiations,» he added. The Russian-politicians side prevailed 5-3 against their German guests.

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