Question for written answer E-008840/2015
to the Commission
Jonathan Arnott (EFDD)
Subject: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018
In light of recent human rights abuses in Russia, and the questions raised over the Russian bid, does the Commission intend to apply any diplomatic pressure regarding the host nation of the FIFA World Cup 2018?
Answer given by Vice-President Mogherini
on behalf of the Commission
The decision to award the organization of the 2018 World Cup to Russia belongs to the executive committee of the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association).