Russian fan organization personality Alexander Shprygin has been denied a ask compulsory to attend World Cup matches, he pronounced on Wednesday.
Shprygin, deported from France during a 2016 European Championship after assault flared, wrote on amicable media that his focus for a World Cup fan ID had been rejected.
He told Reuters he had practical for a fan ID on Wednesday since he was formulation to attend a tournament’s opening compare between Russia and Saudi Arabia on Thursday after being offering a sheet by friends.
But a notation later, he said, his focus was rejected.
“I’m not unequivocally surprised,” he said, adding that he had not been told a reason for a rejection. “If it wasn’t for a Euro, maybe we could have a fan ID.”
Russian authorities need World Cup sheet holders to obtain a fan ID, a ask that proves a hilt has been vetted and authorized by confidence officials.
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Russia’s Ministry of Communications and Mass Media, that oversees a fan ID programme, did not respond to a ask for comment.
Shprygin was among a organization of Russian fans diminished from France after aroused clashes before and during Russia’s Euro 2016 compare opposite England in Marseille. He managed to re-enter France after in a tournament, usually to be diminished again.
The Russian Football Union severed a ties with Shprygin’s organization following a incident.
Last year Shprygin, whose name is not enclosed on a Russian Interior Ministry blacklist, was postulated a fan ID to attend a Confederations Cup, though it was revoked hours before a start of a opening match.