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Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by Nobody: 7:01am On Mar 30, 2018
There are indications that the presence of Iceland national team at the June 2018 FIFA World Cup may be marred with the latest diplomatic development between the country and Russia.
This development came as Iceland on Monday announced it would stage a diplomatic boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia over the poisoning of a former double agent in Britain.
“Icelandic officials will not go to the FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer,” a statement from the foreign ministry read.
The EU member states have said it was highly likely Russia was responsible for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia on March 4.
They also ordered the recall of the bloc’s ambassador to Moscow. Iceland is in Group D alongside Nigeria, Argentina and Croatia.
“Among the measures taken by Iceland is the temporary postponement of all high-level bilateral dialogue with Russian authorities. Consequently, Icelandic leaders will not attend the FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer,” a ministry statement said.
On Monday, British Prime Minister Theresa May said that more than 130 people may have been exposed to a nerve agent believed to have been used to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury on March 4.
May, welcoming the show of solidarity, said 18 countries had announced plans to expel Russian officials. Those included 14 European Union countries. In total, 100 Russian diplomats were being removed, the biggest Western expulsion of Russian diplomats since the height of the Cold War.
Russia has repeatedly denied responsibility for the nerve agent attack.
“So far, Russia’s response has been severely lacking,” the Icelandic Foreign Ministry statement said. “Russia must provide credible explanations on how a nerve agent originally produced in Soviet laboratories came to be used to attack civilians in the United Kingdom.”

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by madridguy(m): 7:03am On Mar 30, 2018
Na their palava. Italy can pick up their slot

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by directorXixXICK(m): 7:04am On Mar 30, 2018
Mtcheew.... It would have being nice if it was Argentina.....who Iceland help?

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by Homeboiy: 7:07am On Mar 30, 2018
Ghana will be happy to pick up there slot

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by swiz123(m): 7:10am On Mar 30, 2018
Oh!!! Russia no get joy. Iceland would have won the world cup if not for this.

Iceland are clear favourites to win the tournament; their enthusiasm is second to none

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by Yaronmama: 7:17am On Mar 30, 2018
God won't allow a 3rd world war amen

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by shortgun(m): 7:25am On Mar 30, 2018
See as we miss confirm 3 points

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by fiftynaira(m): 7:47am On Mar 30, 2018
madridguy:
Na their palava. Italy can pick up their slot


Na die we dey na

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by BruncleZuma: 9:00am On Mar 30, 2018
grin grin grin grin

If we no pass group stage I'm going to visit the village of each and every Super Eagle players to plead with their village people...and jilted holiday babes.

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:00am On Mar 30, 2018
ONE MAN DOWN......

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by ifyalways(f): 9:01am On Mar 30, 2018
So which country will pick their slot?

We Don miss three points be dat o, beating Iceland was our only sure banker. cheesy

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by nrexzy: 9:01am On Mar 30, 2018
Dem dey fear make Wetin do MMM founder no do them
Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by happney65: 9:01am On Mar 30, 2018
Fake news 100%...Icelandic team is playing..It is the officials that won't be coming..FIFA has a rule,No country dare not decide not to participate anymore after qualification..The team would be fined heavily .The Iceland team is playing,it's the country's officials that are boycotting..

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by Imjustagirl(f): 9:01am On Mar 30, 2018
Diplomatic boycott means their government officials won't attend. The football team is still playing though

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by marvin906(m): 9:01am On Mar 30, 2018
madridguy:
Na their palava. Italy can pick up their slot


which kind swear b dat

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by shadrach77: 9:02am On Mar 30, 2018
E
Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by TheKingIsHere: 9:02am On Mar 30, 2018
Make dem no go o.

Before FIFA go give us tough country

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by gurunlocker: 9:02am On Mar 30, 2018
They should hold all these gragra till after World Cup. If they decided not to participate, someone else will replace them...


I guess this issue is the reason why no British referee was picked for the World Cup.
Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by tgmservice: 9:02am On Mar 30, 2018
muumuu nland its d govt officials boycott not d team.
nland be copying useless news frm opera mini news feeds.

sometimes i question this seun intelligence

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by Cruset(m): 9:02am On Mar 30, 2018
make Netherlands just enter the group sharply.

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by femi4: 9:03am On Mar 30, 2018
May Italy take their place.....1994 revenge mission on my mind

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by Spanner4(m): 9:03am On Mar 30, 2018
Iceland not going to world cup?

grin grin

I thought it is argentina
Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by Skepticus: 9:03am On Mar 30, 2018
angry angry

Who else thinks this headline is misleading?

The way bloggers go plenty for hell ehnnn undecided

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by Lakeshizu(m): 9:03am On Mar 30, 2018
ifyalways:
So which country will pick their slot?

We Don miss three points be dat o, beating Iceland was our only sure banker. cheesy
italy
Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by shadrach77: 9:03am On Mar 30, 2018
ifyalways:
So which country will pick their slot?

We Don miss three points be dat o, beating Iceland was our only sure banker. cheesy
shadrach77:
E

Only the officials are boycotting. The team itself will be present in Russia embarassed

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by olagamalin(m): 9:04am On Mar 30, 2018
Lol. The only Country we have a probable chance of beating.

Jokes..

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by lilfreezy: 9:04am On Mar 30, 2018
Italy will be happy to take there place grin

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by Hemanwel(m): 9:04am On Mar 30, 2018
I hope there will not be a total boycott of the Mundial by all the participating nations
Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by pawesome(m): 9:04am On Mar 30, 2018
madridguy:
Na their palava. Italy can pick up their slot
of all d countries wey u want to play naija you choose Italy......bros why?




Iceland.....una beta come o...cz na only una we fit beat

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Re: Nigeria's Opponent, Iceland, Opt Out Of FIFA World Cup In Russia by Nobody: 9:04am On Mar 30, 2018
Buhari failure is clearly seen.

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