England 2018 lodge formal complaint against Russian chief

London: England`s 2018 World Cup bid team lodged a formal complaint with FIFA on Tuesday against the chief of rivals Russia over critical comments about their country.

An England bid spokesman confirmed a complaint had been made to soccer`s world governing body.

It relates to comments by Russian 2018 bid chief Alexei Sorokin which appeared in the local Sport-Express paper in which he spoke of London`s high crime rate and levels of alcohol consumption.

Bureau Report

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