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The A-League coach has joined the international condemnation of Russia in the aftermath of the tragic MH17 crash, calling for a strong response from the football community

Melbourne City's Dutch coach John van 't Schip has called for the game's world governing body and the Netherlands FA to boycott FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.

The angry message on his Twitter feed comes after the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, a crash which killed all 298 passengers on board.

On the flight were an estimated 192 Dutch passengers, some whole families, and 37 Australians who all perished after the flight was shot down over Eastern Ukraine.

His message had been retweeted over 3000 times in the first hour, according to reports.
The Netherlands is in mourning at the scale of Dutch life lost in the tragedy, which has dominated world headlines in recent days.

Van 't Schip is a former Dutch national team assistant and a respected former international player.

He is in England with Melbourne City on a pre-season camp ahead of the new A-League season.

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