FIFA grants Russia no permission to open official World Cup 2018 fan zones in occupied Crimea

Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) did not grant Russia permission to open official World Cup fan zones on the occupied Ukrainian peninsula.

"We and the Federal Agency for Tourism approached FIFA in order to obtain permission for public broadcasts of the World Cup [matches] but get no response. In fact, it is prohibition of the official World Cup fan zones," said so-called "minister of tourism and resorts" of Crimea's occupying authorities Vadim Volchenko on Thursday, Censor.NET reports citing Krym.Realii media outlet.

The "minister" added that unofficial broadcasting of the World Cup games would entail sanctions.

Russia will host the FIFA World Cup from June 14 to July 15.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3070397