The British government made the accusation against Russian Federation for its alleged implication in Sergei Skripal's case, as a provocation and an effort to start a media campaign to discredit this country as the host of the FIFA World Cup, the Foreign Ministry said in a communiqué.
Theresa May has said it is "highly likely" that Russian Federation was behind the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, warning Moscow it will face action if it does not explain its role.
The Football Association always urges fans to follow such advice ahead of major tournaments and that position was echoed yesterday by Football Supporters' Federation chief executive Kevin Miles.
RT risks losing its licence to broadcast in Britain if United Kingdom authorities conclude that Moscow was behind a nerve agent attack in Salisbury, southern England that saw a Russian former double agent poisoned on March 4.
'You're advised to be vigilant, avoid protests or demonstrations and avoid commenting publicly on political developments'.
She also said the Royal Family would not attend the World Cup, and the FA has now said its priority is the safety and security of fans, players and staff.
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Jose Mourinho will be taking "blood money" by working for Russian state-backed channel RT during the World Cup, according to Chris Bryant MP. "As is standard practice, we will take all travel guidance from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office".
Prime Minister Theresa May said earlier on Monday it was "highly likely" that Moscow was responsible for the attack.
'Attendance at sporting events is a matter for the sporting authorities - it's a matter for them'.
"Serious questions are already being asked about participation in the Russian-hosted World Cup", he said.
Some British officials have suggested boycotting the Russia-hosted World Cup later this year in response.
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