Earlier on Wednesday, the UK daily The Guardian reported that Russia had allegedly sent a new invitation to UK Prime Minister Theresa May to attend the World Cup after England beat Colombia in the last 16 on Tuesday.

"No personal invitations to attend the World Cup have been sent to UK politicians, so none were revoked. It is widely known that the decision not to attend the tournament at the official level came from London. Moreover, the UK had called for a boycott of the sporting event, and the media painted gloomy pictures of Russia's preparations for the tournament," the spokesman said.

ย The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the games being played across 11 Russian cities.