GENEVA -- FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change. Fake Jerseys For Sale ." Russias alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week prompted calls from some lawmakers in Germany to review the countrys hosting rights. On Friday, political pressure on Russia increased when the European Union moved to freeze assets and restrict travel for more individuals and businesses. FIFA issued a statement saying it "deplores any form of violence" and would support only peaceful, democratic debate about the World Cup. "History has shown so far that boycotting sport events or a policy of isolation or confrontation are not the most effective ways to solve problems," FIFA said, adding that global attention on the World Cup "can be a powerful catalyst for constructive dialogue between people and governments." The conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russia separatist rebels escalated days after the World Cup ended in Brazil. On July 13 in Rio de Janeiro, Russian President Vladimir Putin attended a World Cup hosting handover ceremony with Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff. Both then sat next to FIFA President Sepp Blatter to watch the final at the Maracana Stadium, won by Germany. FIFA, which has Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko on its executive committee, said a World Cup in the country "can be a force for good." "FIFA believes this will be the case for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia," the governing body said. Blatter already rejected calls to strip Russia of the tournament after it annexed the Crimea this year. "The World Cup has been given and voted to Russia and we are going forward with our work," Blatter said in March. In a separate statement Friday, Mutko said a United States-led boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics had been a mistake. "So theres no sense in reacting to politicians trying to make names for themselves," Mutko was quoted saying by Russian news agency R-Sport. "Were preparing in a calm way, building facilities, getting ready for the World Cup." Russia has announced a $20 billion budget for building and renovating 12 stadiums, and other construction projects, for the first World Cup to be held in eastern Europe. Restricting Russian financial institutions access to European capital markets was suggested to a meeting of EU ambassadors in Brussels on Friday. The 28-nation bloc is scheduled to further discuss the subject on Tuesday. "FIFA has stated many times that sport should be outside politics," Mutko said. "Hosting an event like this, were doing it for athletes from all over the world, for footballers, for the fans." 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The 19-year-old defenceman is the organizations top prospect, and his complex situation of perhaps being too good for the WHL, too young for the AHL and not yet ready for the NHL has been well-documented. All Rielly could do over the summer was give himself the best possible chance when training camp opens Wednesday. "What was driving me was I was trying to make the Leafs," said Rielly, who worked out back home in Vancouver. "I was training hard, I was on the ice a lot and obviously my goal I had in mind was to play in Toronto this year. That was what was driving me to wake up every morning early and train and to go on the ice." Rielly was asked plenty during Leafs prospect camp in June about going back to junior with the Moose Jaw Warriors if he cant earn a roster spot in Toronto, and he will be under the microscope plenty as his real audition begins later this week. "Hes a kid, he handles everything so well," Toronto Marlies coach Steve Spott said. "Morgans a very intelligent young man. If you speak to him, hes mature beyond his years, hes going to be able to handle the media that this city presents. I just think he understands he has to be a step above on the ice and he has to be a step above off the ice." To be a step above on the ice means playing with the same kind of poise that he has shown when talking about his tough spot. Rielly insists he doesnt think too much about what it would take to make the Maple Leafs, but hes not blind to the depth chart. "Id be lying if I told you I didnt know what Capgeek was," Rielly said. "Ive checked, but Im not constantly checking. I dont put too much concentration into whos under contract and all that kind of stuff. Im just going to play hard and try to earn my spot." Rielly could be helped in the number crunching if Cody Franson isnt signed or the Maple Leafs trade a defenceman to get deals done under the cap with Franson and fellow restricted free agent Nazem Kadri. 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"I think as an organization everyones on the same page where his play will dictate ultimately where he goes," Spott said. "Its going to be about development and whats going to be best for Morgan in the long term. That, I think, has to be the idea here. If he can come in and play and contribute, then obviously hes earned that opportunity." Rielly just wants to make it a "hard choice" on general manager Dave Nonis, coach Randy Carlyle and the rest of Torontos brass. But if he has to go back to Moose Jaw, Rielly has said all the right things about handling that disappointment. Dealing with it would be another test of Riellys maturity. "Ultimately attitude is everything," said Spott, who coached the OHLs Kitchener Rangers for five seasons. "Those kids motivation is to help the junior teams win. Theyre usually captains, so they get that experience and then youve got a world junior (tournament), so there is some extra motivation still at the junior level that he can accomplish. Hes a special player, hes mature and no matter where he ends up this year I know that his character wont ever be challenged." ' ' '