"The boycott of the World Cup is certainly one of the options," a senior British parliament official, whose name was not revealed, told the Times.
The boycott of the World Cup would prevent England from participating in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, according to the FIFA rules, which require that all teams are required to participate in all the tournament's matches until they exit or be disqualified in the next tournament.
Tom Tugendath, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons, supported the idea of boycotting the tournament, urging allied countries to join England in establishing a campaign to boycott the World Cup and stand against the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The fact that Australia is a member of the intelligence of the "five eyes", an intelligence alliance gathered in Britain, the United States, Canada and New Zealand, means that they were the beneficiaries of the work of "Scrippal" and is likely to take a similar position to England in the World Cup.
There is no further information on the withdrawal of Poland and Japan from the tournament, but British sources confirm that these countries are the most prominent candidate so far, to boycott the World Cup with England.
The Russian agent Sergey Scrippel, who worked for British intelligence, was subjected to a nerve gas attack in the southern city of Salisbury.