• 2018 FIFA World Cup emblem installed in St Petersburg
    Last update: 14:17 14.06.2017
    14:17 14.06.2017

    Welcome! Moscow Confirms Foreign Fans to Visit 2018 FIFA World Cup Visa-Free

    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.

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  • Otkrytiye Arena Stadium in Moscow
    Last update: 11:36 25.04.2017
    11:36 25.04.2017

    Moscow Mayor Vows to Ensure City-Wide Security During 2018 FIFA World Cup

    The Moscow mayor vowed to provide full security during the upcoming international football tournaments.

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  • Moscow metro presents FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 train
    Last update: 21:53 17.04.2017
    21:53 17.04.2017

    Russia to Ensure High Level of Security at 2018 FIFA World Cup

    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.

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  • Zenit Arena under construction in St. Petersburg. File photo
    Last update: 16:16 17.04.2017
    16:16 17.04.2017

    Putin Signs Law Toughening Penalties for Fans Amid 2018 World Cup Preparations

    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.

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  • FIFA Football World Cup 2006
    Last update: 21:33 12.01.2017
    21:33 12.01.2017

    Russia May Lose World Cup if Key Teams Refuse to Participate - Ex-WADA Leader

    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.

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  • Zenit Arena under construction in St. Petersburg. File photo
    Last update: 16:23 25.11.2016
    16:23 25.11.2016

    Putin: Stadiums for 2017 Confederations Cup, 2018 World Cup to Be Built in Time

    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.

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  • The official hashtag of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which Russian will host, stands in front of the Konigsberg Cathedral, Kaliningrad
    Last update: 16:11 23.07.2016
    16:11 23.07.2016

    No Reason to Deprive Russia of World Cup Amid Doping Scandal - Minister

    The Russian sports minister said he saw no reasons do cancel the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the country amid the ongoing doping scandal.

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  • Renovation of Luzhniki stadium for 2018 football World Cup
    Last update: 18:03 15.06.2016
    18:03 15.06.2016

    Putin, Security Council Discuss Issues of Safety at 2018 FIFA World Cup

    The Russian president and Security Council members discussed preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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  • Renovation of Luzhniki stadium for 2018 football World Cup
    Last update: 19:51 13.05.2016
    19:51 13.05.2016

    FIFA President Commends Russia's, Qatar's Preparations for World Cups

    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.

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  • Renovation of Luzhniki stadium for 2018 football World Cup
    Last update: 16:18 19.04.2016
    16:18 19.04.2016

    FIFA President 'Impressed' by 2018 World Cup Opening Venue in Moscow

    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.

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  • Former Manchester United and England footballer David Beckham poses on the pitch at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on October 6, 2015 ahead of a charity football match in aid of UNICEF
    Last update: 14:01 07.12.2015
    14:01 07.12.2015

    David Beckham Supports Russia in Hosting World Cup

    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.

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  • The official emblem of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia projected on the facade of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
    Last update: 17:11 28.08.2015
    17:11 28.08.2015

    Leningrad Region Presents 2018 FIFA World Cup Training Center Concept

    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.

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  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and FIFA President Joseph Blatter during the 2014/2018 FIFA World Cup handover ceremony. July 13, 2014.
    Last update: 13:49 21.07.2015
    13:49 21.07.2015

    Putin to Attend Coin Tossing Ceremony for FIFA 2018 World Cup, Meet Blatter

    The Russian president will participate in the coin tossing ceremony slated for Saturday.

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  • Renovation of Luzhniki stadium for 2018 football World Cup
    Last update: 11:32 22.06.2015
    11:32 22.06.2015

    Russia Slashes $560 Million From World Cup 2018 Preparations

    The number of hotels planned for construction would be decreased. The cuts will not affect the construction of stadiums.

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  • 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.
    Last update: 18:49 03.06.2015
    18:49 03.06.2015

    Blatter Resignation is No Risk to Russian World Cup - Lawmaker

    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.

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  • Presentation of  Official 2018 FIFA World Cup Logo
    Last update: 12:40 24.11.2014
    12:40 24.11.2014

    ICSS Head Says Stewarding Key to Ensuring Security at World Cup in Russia

    The ICSS head hopes that Russia will provide high security standards during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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  • David Bernstein
    Last update: 13:26 17.11.2014
    13:26 17.11.2014

    Former FA Chairman Urges European Nations to Boycott 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.

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  • Last update: 15:28 26.03.2014
    15:28 26.03.2014

    UEFA President Backs World Cup Corruption Probe

    UEFA president Michel Platini said Wednesday he supports the probe into alleged corruption during the selection procedure for the venues of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

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  • Last update: 14:03 26.03.2014
    14:03 26.03.2014

    All 2018 World Cup Arenas to Be Ready Months in Advance - Russia

    All 12 arenas for the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be ready by fall of the previous year, the chief organizer said Wednesday.

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  • Last update: 13:55 26.03.2014
    13:55 26.03.2014

    Capello to Pick Russian 2018 World Cup Logo - Organizers

    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.

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