Nick Clegg has said it is "unthinkable" that Russia should host the 2018 World Cup, as he called for tougher sanctions on Moscow following the MH17 disaster.
The deputy prime minister warned that failure to strip Russia of the tournament would "make the rest of the world look so weak and so insecure".
Mr Clegg told the Sunday Times that Vladimir Putin "can't have his cake and eat it", adding:
He [Vladimir Putin] can't constantly, you know, push the patience of the international community beyond breaking point, destabilise a neighbouring country, protect these armed separatists in the east of Ukraine and still have the privilege and honour of receiving all the accolades in 2018 for being the host nation of the World Cup.
It’s unthinkable that he should have the privilege of hosting the World Cup in 2018.
You can't have this - the beautiful game marred by the ugly aggression of Russia on the Russian Ukrainian border.
Not only would Vladimir Putin exploit it, I think it would make the rest of the world look so weak and so insincere about our protestations about Vladimir Putin's behaviour if we're not prepared to pull the plug.
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.