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FA seeks assurances for England fans at World Cup in Russian Federation

19 March 2018, 12:16 | Stacy Ballard

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Mourinho's television role at this year's World Cup in Russian Federation was announced a day after the Salisbury incident but the Portuguese boss has since repeatedly refused to answer questions about his position as a pundit. Ticket sales to England fans reported to be slow.

Football fans have been warned they may face harassment at the World Cup in Russian Federation due to "political tensions" created by the Salisbury poisonings and to avoid commenting publicly about the stand-off between London and Moscow.

May said "in the aftermath of this appalling act against our country this relationship (with Russia) can not be the same".

While he is probably the best paid, Mourinho is not the only high-profile football figure associated with the controversial channel, as former players Stan Collymore and Peter Schmeichel also work for RT, as do several politicians, including George Galloway and Alex Salmond.

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Baldwin County Sheriff Mack said emergency units - forced to rappel down the ravine - were dispatched to extricate the passengers. At least one person was killed when a bus carrying Houston-area band students drove into a 50-foot ravine in Alabama.

The FA is understood to be confident in its World Cup security arrangements and that of Federation Internationale de Football Association.

"It is every fan's choice, whether to come or not", Russia's World Cup organising committee chief Alexey Sorokin told the RIA Novosti news agency. Federation Internationale de Football Association revealed this week that England does not feature among the top ten countries with the highest demand for tickets and yesterday there was still "high availability" for the team's opening game against Tunisia.

Russia's Foreign Ministry has accused Western media of conspiring against the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England.

Simonyan's words come as the United Kingdom foreign office urged British fans that do travel to Russian Federation 2018 to "be aware of possibility of anti-British harassment" and to "avoid talking about politics publicly".

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