"Unfortunately his contribution to the development of bilateral ties with Russia was rather modest, to put it mildly," he remarked.
"And certainly sooner or later, we will wait for some sort of rational explanations or arguments over the recent situation in Salisbury and the situation that followed," he added, referring to two cases of nerve agent poisonings in southwest England.
But relations hit a new low in March after a former double agent from Russia, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia, were targeted with a potent nerve agent in Salisbury in an attack London blamed on Moscow.
They have since recovered but 10 days ago, a couple in the same area became critically ill after coming in contact with the same nerve agent, Novichok, with the woman dying on July 8. Her partner remains in critically condition, with Britain once again pointing the finger at Russia.
But the Kremlin has dismissed as "absurd" suggestions Moscow had any involvement in the incident.
"Certainly we are expecting the England players to show us some beautiful football. They know how to do it," Peskov said.
British officials have boycotted the World Cup which is being hosted by Russia after blaming Moscow for the attempted assassination of the Skripals.
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