A view of the 45,000-seat Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. FIFA says a World Cup stadium in the Russian city of Samara requires "a huge amount of work" to be ready on time. (AP Photo/Oleksandr Stashevskyi)
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Wednesday he wanted Russian guarantees over the safety of England fans at this year's football World Cup amid a diplomatic row over a spy attack.Relations between London and Moscow are in crisis over the March 4 nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain, which the UK is blaming on the Kremlin.Britain has expelled 23 Russian diplomats and Moscow has responded in kind, but Johnson said they had kicked out the UK official set to be tasked with the fan safety portfolio.Johnson said Britain was doing all it could to ensure the safety of England fans and had been coordinating with the Russian police in recent months.
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