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3 days ago

FIFA backs Russia for 2018 World Cup

FIFA president Sepp Blatter surprises Russian officials after revealing FIFA will discuss the possibility of reducing the number of stadiums to be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

ZURICH -- FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change."

Russia's alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week prompted calls from some lawmakers in Germany to review the country's hosting ...

 Posted by PA Sport
Jul 14, 2014

Russia: 2018 World Cup will top Brazil

FIFA president Sepp Blatter surprises Russian officials after revealing FIFA will discuss the possibility of reducing the number of stadiums to be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Russia is confident of hosting an even better World Cup than the latest thrilling instalment in Brazil. FIFA president Sepp Blatter officially brought Brazil 2014 to a close on Monday with his final media address in the Maracana.

Blatter said that despite initial fears over stadiums, security and t...

 Posted by ESPN Staff
Jul 14, 2014

Blatter: We are looking towards 2018

FIFA president Sepp Blatter surprises Russian officials after revealing FIFA will discuss the possibility of reducing the number of stadiums to be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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 Posted by ESPN Staff
Jul 14, 2014

Countdown to Russia begins

The formal handover of the FIFA World Cup from Brazil to Russia took place on Sunday ahead of the 2018 tournament.

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Jul 13, 2014

'Ukraine won't affect 2018 World Cup'

Russia 2018 CEO Alexei Sorokin was amongst the delegation visiting Cuiaba hoping to understand what work they would need to do in four years time.

Russia's sports minister Vitaly Mutko believes the conflict in Ukraine will not affect the 2018 World Cup.

Mutko, the chairman of the local organising committee and a FIFA board member, said he did not foresee "any major issues" disrupting preparation for the tournament.

At a briefing to explain Rus...