In the wake of the Malaysia Airlines flight 17 tragedy, the Washington Post reports the list of potential actions against Russia has grown a bit longer:

Some are venturing a new line of attack: depriving Russia of the privilege of hosting the 2018 soccer World Cup.

"If Putin doesn’t actively cooperate on clearing up the plane crash, the soccer World Cup in Russia in 2018 is unimaginable," Peter Beuth, the interior minister of the German state of Hesse, told the mass-market Bild newspaper.

If it feels like we were just having a conversation about using a global sporting event to punish Russia, well, we were. Still: