FIFA has dismissed calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, or that some countries would elect to boycott the event.
Russia's alleged involvement in the shooting down of a Malaysian passenger plane in Ukraine led to a public discussion of a possible boycott.
Some German politicians also called for relocating the tournament and suggested Germany as alternative hosts.
FIFA in a statement on July 25 said, "History has shown so far that boycotting sports events or a policy of isolation or confrontation are not the most effective ways to solve problems."
It also said that the World Cup and its international spotlight "can be a force for good."
FIFA President Sepp Blatter already rejected calls to strip Russia of the World Cup after it annexed Crimea in March.
Based on reporting by AP and dpa