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Russia sanctions could hit 2018 World Cup

Russia sanctions could hit 2018 World Cup

The European Union (EU) is considering whether to suspend Russia from major events, including the 2018 World Cup already awarded to the country.

According to the Financial Times, the EU is mulling the suspension of Russia from 'high-profile international cultural, economic or sporting events', including events such as Formula One and the World Cup.

Broader proposals for new sanctions include banning all Russian defence and state-run oil groups from raising money in European markets, the paper reports.

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