Football is known as the great unifier, but Western media is using the Skripal case to urge fans not to go to Russia for the World Cup, saying it's unsafe to do so. FIFA President Gianni Infantino says that perception is untrue.
"Of course it is safe to go to Russia, and it will be even safer to go to Russia during the World Cup... the preparations in terms of security for the World Cup are beyond any other event," Infantino told Danish football legend Peter Schmeichel, who has a new show on RT.
Infantino went on to say that, despite tensions between Russia and other nations that fell out diplomatically over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, it's important to focus solely on the sport. "We have to try to unite. Football is uniting."