The Reykjavik government also exhorted Moscow to provide "clear answers" over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in southwestern England on March 4.
In the wake of the decision to expel two Russian intelligence officers posing as diplomats in Australia, the Turnbull government has now revealed it is seriously considering boycotting the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Britain announced in mid-March that British royals and ministers would stay away from the Federation Internationale de Football Association tournament set for June 14-July 15.
Iceland's foreign minister Gudlaugur Thor tweeted that his country stands with the United Kingdom over an attack against a former Russian spy in England.
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At least six countries are planning a "state boycott" of Russia's upcoming 2018 World Cup after a botched nerve agent attack on British soil; announcing all government officials will stay home while their nation's athletes compete in the worldwide soccer competition.
"Because in the World Cup what is important", he continued, "is not the arrival of delegates or official representatives, the important thing is the team matches".
"The refusal of official delegates to attend events within the World Cup will unlikely have any kind of negative effect on this sporting festival as a whole", Peskov told journalists on Wednesday, TASS reported.
"We have sought clarification regarding the Foreign Minister's comments about the World Cup", they said.
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expels seven Russian staff in solidarity with United Kingdom over Salisbury attack
US President Donald Trump hit Moscow the hardest by ejecting 60, as well as shutting down its consulate in Seattle. Earlier this month, Britain announced to expel 23 Russian diplomats and freeze Russian state assets in Britain.
The United States said on Monday it would expel 60 Russian diplomats.
Australia had already imposed a series of sanctions against Russia following the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 and the Russian annexing of parts of Ukraine in 2014.
This will be the first World Cup held in Europe since the 2006 tournament in Germany; all but one of the stadium venues are in European Russia, west of the Ural Mountains, to keep travel time manageable.
A total of 16 E.U. member states, other European countries, the USA, and Canada announced on Monday that they would be expelling Russian diplomats over the Sergei Skripal case.
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