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FIFA Apologizes to Ukraine for Crimea Error

  • Reuters, Tuesday, November 4, 2014 1:42 PM

FIFA apologized to Ukraine for an error during last week's presentation of the 2018 World Cup logo in Moscow that showed the Crimean peninsula as a part of Russia. The incident added tension to the relations between the countries after Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula was annexed by Russia in March, sparking the ongoing military conflict between the Ukrainian government and Russia-backed separatists. FIFA published a lengthy apology describing the incident as an oversight.

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