British foreign secretary, Boris Johnson raised alarm in the House of Commons when he suggest that the England team could boycott this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
Mr Johnson said it would be difficult for England’s participation at the World Cup to “go ahead in the normal way” and said the United Kingdom would respond “robustly” if any evidence of Russian involvement in the Skripal affair was found.
A retired Russian colonel and former double agent for MI6, Sergei Skripal, 66, is in a critical condition in hospital, alongside his 33 year old daughter after being exposed to an “unknown substance” in Wiltshire.
They were found unconscious on a bench at the The Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury.
Already fingers are being pointed at Russia for the ‘attempted murder’.
Foreign Office moved quickly
Mr Johnson said “if things turn out to be as many members suspect that they are I think we will have to have a serious conversation about our engagement with Russia.”
England has been drawn in a group with Tunisia, Panama and Belgium.