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Rio Ferdinand meets with PUTIN at the Kremlin as outrage over Novichok crisis continues in Britain

Former Manchester United and England captain Rio Ferdinand has attended a meeting with Vladimir Putin today - amid outrage in Britain over the Novichok crisis.
Ferdinand, a pundit for the BBC during the World Cup in Russia, met the President at the Kremlin in Moscow today along with fellow football legends including Denmark's Peter Schmeichel and Germany's Lothar Matthaus.
The delegation, which included England Ladies star and BBC pundit Alex Scott and FIFA president Gianni Infantino, presented the Russian strongman with a shirt with 'Putin 11' on the back.
Ferdinand's attendance at the event comes amid a fresh diplomatic storm after a British couple were left foaming at the mouth in Wiltshire having been poisoned by the Soviet-made nerve agent Novichok.
Dawn Sturgess, 44, and boyfriend Charles Rowley, 45, are believed to have fallen ill after finding a vial, syringe or tub used to carry the substance in Salisbury.
Former Manchester United and England captain Rio Ferdinand has attended a meeting with Vladimir Putin today - amid outrage in Britain over the Novichok crisis.  Ferdinand, a pundit for the BBC during the World Cup in Russia, met the President at the Kremlin in Moscow today along with fellow football legends including Denmark's Peter Schmeichel and Germany's Lothar Matthaus.  The delegation, which included England Ladies star and BBC pundit Alex Scott and FIFA president Gianni Infantino, presented the Russian strongman with a shirt with 'Putin 11' on the back.  Ferdinand's attendance at the event comes amid a fresh diplomatic storm after a British couple were left foaming at the mouth in Wiltshire having been poisoned by the Soviet-made nerve agent Novichok.  Dawn Sturgess, 44, and boyfriend Charles Rowley, 45, are believed to have fallen ill after finding a vial, syringe or tub used to carry the substance in Salisbury.
Former Manchester United and England captain Rio Ferdinand has attended a meeting with Vladimir Putin today - as a new Novichok crisis unfolds in Britain. From left-to-right  Zvonimir Boban, Alexandra Scott, Lothar Matthaus, Gianni Infantino, Russian Football Union Vice President Nikita Simonyan, Peter Schmeichel, Jorge Campos Navarrete, Diego Forlan, and Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand meets with PUTIN at the Kremlin as outrage over Novichok crisis continues in Britain
Also in the football delegation was legendary Danish goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel (right)
Rio Ferdinand meets with PUTIN at the Kremlin as outrage over Novichok crisis continues in Britain
Germany's 1990 World Cup winning captain Lothar Mattaus was among the guests who met Putin today
Hundreds of specialists are searching for the 'contaminated item' left behind by the assassins who targeted Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia on March 4. 
Yesterday, Home Secretary Sajid Javid accused Russia of using Britain as a 'dumping ground for poison'. 

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