Mon, June 11th, 2018
Wednesday 9pm - 10pm, BBC1
The controversy to award the 2018 World Cup to Russia in December 2010 left many across the world wondering what FIFA hoped to gain from the decision. The same scepticism emerged with the announcement to host the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, yet these games passed off as a great success. As the world focuses on the opening game of the World Cup on Thursday June 14th, many countries are embracing a state boycott started by the UK. Japan, Australia, Iceland, Poland and Denmark have all backed the UK, with many other countries expected to follow.