Twelve venues located in 11 cities have been preparing for the event for the last 7 years, but it was this year when the most progress was made. The country’s readiness to host the world championship was reaffirmed at the Confederations Cup this summer. Confederation Cup 2017 The FIFA Confederations Cup was held from June 17 to July 2 in four Russian cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi. READ MORE: Amazing View of 2018 FIFA World Cup Host Cities as Seen From Space (VIDEO) This tournament is usually considered a prelude to the World Cup as it showcases the capacity of the host country to organize the quadrennial event at the highest level. The eight competing teams were from the host country Russia, reigning World Cup champions Germany, as well as the six winners of the most recent FIFA confederation championships — Australia, Cameroon, Chile, Mexico, New … [Read more...] about How Russia Prepares to Host FIFA World Cup 2018
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The Islamic State group has released a new video threatening to attack the World Cup as hundreds of thousands of fans travel to Russia for the opening fixtures of the tournament. Wednesday's propaganda reel shows a drone with an ISIS logo flying over the Olympic village in Sochi as its stadiums and other buildings burst into flames, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute monitoring body. MEMRI said most of the footage included in the four-minute video has already been released by ISIS's branch in the Caucasus, a hotbed of regional jihadism. The film opens with 11 young men standing in front of a black ISIS flag, three of whom have their faces blurred. The footage was released by pro-ISIS media outlet Al-Adiyat and includes clips of ISIS combat in the Iraqi city of Mosul. "Nobody knows that we are mujahideen and that we are operating here in the city—not our families, not our friends, not our work colleagues, and not even our brothers," says one man standing at the … [Read more...] about ISIS Threatens World Cup Attacks With Video Showing Stadiums in Flames
The footballer, currently playing for Chinese Kitchee SC, shared his hopes for the upcoming World Cup in Russia with Sputnik Mundo. "We're talking about a world power with all the infrastructure and economy necessary for the World Cup. We're going to see great teams, lots of people are going to attend the matches, so I think it's going to be a good World Cup," he said. Forlán, a participant in three World Cups and the best player at the 2010 World Cup, pointed out that as a host-country Russia has an advantage as it's already had some of the needed infrastructure. He's positive about the security that's been established by the host country. Moreover, he highlighted the role of the VAR (Video assistant referee) system that's going to be used at the 2018 World Cup for the first time in the competition's history. "If some other sports use this … [Read more...] about Diego Forlan on 2018 FIFA World Cup ‘Surprises’
United States' forward Megan Rapinoe celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the France 2019 Women's World Cup quarter-final football match between France and United States, on June 28, 2019, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. less United States' forward Megan Rapinoe celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the France 2019 Women's World Cup quarter-final football match between France and United States, on June 28, 2019, at the ... more Photo: Franck Fife / AFP / Getty Images Photo: Franck Fife / AFP / Getty Images Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of 10 United States' forward Megan Rapinoe celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the France 2019 Women's World Cup quarter-final football match between France and United States, on June 28, 2019, at the Parc des … [Read more...] about We had an 8-year-old club soccer player ask Megan Rapinoe questions. And she actually answered them.
Sputnik: Can you tell us if you have any experience of volunteering in any other major events like the FIFA world Cup? Afolabi Olaniyi Olatokunbo: My friends who participated in this event mostly worried; I also volunteered and initially they shared with me; I felt intrigued and excited about that… then they also put in my application. I was recruited in Russia; in Moscow and Ukraine. Sputnik: Have you been told what you'll be doing as a volunteer during the FIFA World Cup? Afolabi Olaniyi Olatokunbo: Yes I'm aware I'll be participating in the medical studies and the doping will be at my top choice. Sputnik: Is that going to be very strict during the World Cup? What do you think? Afolabi Olaniyi Olatokunbo: Yes — In that area I have some knowledge but I think participating in this global event would be quality people, who are experiences in that area; I could get more … [Read more...] about ‘By Engaging in FIFA 2018 I Feel I’ll Receive High-Quality Training’ – Volunteer
FORMULA ONE's owners should save the British Grand Prix at Silverstone AND stage a London GP - according to Red Bull boss Christian Horner. This weekend's British GP is the penultimate one in the circuit's contract and, while discussions with F1's owners, Liberty, are going well, no deal has yet been done. Liberty are keen to host a race in the capital after the success of the London Live event in Trafalgar Square 12 months ago. And Horner says he'd love to see both events put on the F1 calendar in the future. He said: "Silverstone is the home of British motorsport and it is a great track. "There is a desire within Liberty to see a street race in London and in an ideal world we would be fortunate enough to have both - retain the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and have a street race in London."From a personal point of view, Silverstone is the national home for the British Grand Prix. "It would be great compliment it with another race on the calendar, even if it wasn't a permanent … [Read more...] about Red Bull boss Christian Horner calls for Formula One to save Silverstone GP AND add London race to calendar