Fifa has rejected calls to strip Russia of the 2018 World Cup because of the country's alleged involvement in the MH17 disaster, which has seen the EU hit Russia individuals and businesses with new sanctions.
German politicians called for the hosting rights to be reviewed amid claims Russia has armed separatist rebels before the plane was shot down over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine last week.
But a statement from football's world governing body said the tournament can be a "force for good".
Fifa is convinced that, through football, particularly the Fifa World Cup and its international spotlight, we can achieve positive change in the world, but football cannot be seen as a solution for all issues, particularly those related to world politics.
We have seen that the Fifa World Cup can be a force for good and Fifa believes this will be the case for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.
The mother of the three Australian children killed on flight MH17 told a memorial service her "arms would always be reaching for them."
A woman has apparently posted pictures of herself on social media with mascara looted from the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash site.
A large section of plane wreckage and everyday carry-on items like chocolates remain scattered among the wild flowers at the crash site.