Talk about a possible boycott by England of the 2018 World Cup to be held in Russia is getting louder. What will FIFA do if this scenario is actually implemented?
ROSTOV-ON-DON (Sputnik) - About 20,000 citizens of Mexico will visit the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don during the forthcoming FIFA World Cup, the director of the organization responsible for analyzing the transport issues in Rostov-on-Don said Thursday.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia this summer has been hit by external controversies once again as British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that no MPs or members of the Royal Family will attend the tournament in Russia.
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - The Israeli state broadcaster will air the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Arabic and free of charge to its neighbors in the Middle Eastern region, Israel’s Defense and Foreign Ministries said on Wednesday.
Recent comments by the UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on reconsidering Britain’s approach to the 2018 World Cup in Russia - amid the ongoing investigation into the poisoning of Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal - gave way to speculations over England's participation in the tournament.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Up to 50,000 Egyptian tourists plan on visiting Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Adviser to the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism Amr Ezabi told Sputnik on Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The German Football Association (DFB) stands for dialogue rather than for boycotting sport competitions, including the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Russia, the association’s president Reinhard Grindel said Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Over 100,000 fans from 120 countries have reserved free railway tickets to be used during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Kirill Polyakov, director general of ANO "Transport Directorate of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia," told Sputnik on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - FIFA already sold over 1.3 million tickets for the upcoming World Cup in Russia, as the results of the second random selection draw sales window have been confirmed, FIFA said Monday.
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Achilles, one of the famous cats living at St. Petersburg's Hermitage museum, has become the animal oracle, who will forecast the outcome of matches for this summer's FIFA World Cup in Russia, Maria Haltunen, spokeswoman for Hermitage's cats said on Monday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - London should not politicize sports by offering to boycott the 2018 FIFA World Cup as a response to the suspected poisoning of former officer of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) Sergei Skripal, the director general of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the World Cup in Russia told Sputnik on Monday.
SOCHI (Sputnik) - Sochi, on March 24-25, will be the first city to open a 2018 World Cup Football Park, which will host workshops and autograph sessions held by international and Russian football stars, games, attractions, and quizzes, the city administration said Wednesday.
MOSCOW(Sputnik) - Up to 5,000 fans from Iceland may attend the FIFA 2018 World Cup group stage match against Argentina, Iceland's Ambassador to Russia Sigridur Berglind Asgeirsdottir told Sputnik in an interview.
The teams of Russia and Saudi Arabia will square off at the World Cup in Group A and will hold the opening match of the tournament on June 14 at the Moscow stadium "Luzhniki."
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Football fans have reserved more than 67,000 free railway tickets in the run-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Russia, the Russian Railways press service said Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Swiss president, as well as the country's ministers of finance, foreign affairs and justice, are scheduled to visit Russia this year, the deputy head of the Swiss diplomatic mission in Russia, Patrick Franzen, said Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Iceland's citizens are showing great interest for the 2018 FIFA World Cup that will be held in Russia this summer, with 20 percent of the country’s population having sent requests for tickets, Iceland’s Ambassador to Russia Berglind Asgeirsdottir said on Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - About two million tourists will visit Russia during the FIFA World Cup, which will be held in the country this summer, the head of the Russian lower house's Committee for Physical Culture, Sports, Tourism, and Youth Affairs said Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Some 25,000 fans of the Mexican national football team will come to Russia this summer for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Mexican ambassador to Russia said Wednesday.
With just over four months remaining until the World Cup gets underway, the venue hosting the opening and final has received a final certificate of pass from international green standard BREEAM.
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