Russia won the bid to host the 2018 World Cup in a tight race against England, Portugal and Spain (jointly), and Belgium and the Netherlands (jointly).
Yevgeny Ivanov, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Consular Department, confirmed to Sputnik in an interview that foreign football fans possessing tickets to the 2017 Confederations Cup, as well as to the 2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russia will not need visas to attend.
The Moscow mayor vowed to provide full security during the upcoming international football tournaments.
Russia will provide a proper level of security on the streets and in public places during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the country, Vladimir Markin, the head of the Russian Football Union’s security committee, said Monday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, amid preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, has signed a federal law that will toughen administrative responsibility for football fans and introduce penalties for gross violations of rules of conduct during sporting events.
Russia can be stripped of the right to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup if important national teams refuse to participate in the event, yet the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) will take the final decision, Richard Pound, the former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), said Thursday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Friday that all stadiums for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup would be built in time.
The Russian sports minister said he saw no reasons do cancel the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the country amid the ongoing doping scandal.
The Russian president and Security Council members discussed preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino welcomed on Friday the preparatory work that Russia and Qatar have done as the host countries of the next two FIFA World Cup football championships.
The president of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is impressed with the transformation of Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, which will serve as the opening and closing venue at the 2018 World Cup, the FIFA Media department said Tuesday.
The former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham spoke in support of Russia and Qatar to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups respectively, despite the ongoing corruption scandals in FIFA.
The training center at Roshchino will be a modern facility seating 500 spectators. Tentatively estimated at 400 million rubles, the design will be unveiled three or four months from now.
The Russian president will participate in the coin tossing ceremony slated for Saturday.
The number of hotels planned for construction would be decreased. The cuts will not affect the construction of stadiums.
FIFA President Joseph Blatter’s decision to resign does not increase the risk of the 2018 World Cup in Russia being canceled, Valentina Matviyenko, speaker of the Russian parliament’s upper house, the Federation Council, said Wednesday.
The ICSS head hopes that Russia will provide high security standards during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Former FA chairman urged European nations to boycott the next World Cup in Russia, unless FIFA implements "drastic" measures to change the organization's current form of administration.
All 12 arenas for the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be ready by fall of the previous year, the chief organizer said Wednesday.
National team coach Fabio Capello is part of a jury that will pick the logo for the 2018 World Cup, chief organizer Alexei Sorokin said on Wednesday.