(WFI) Fifa’s boss and Russia’s president discuss World Cup preparations.
Oct. 21 – FIFA says work on the $550 million revamp of Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium is ahead of schedule… Russia 2018 CEO Alexei Sorokin downplays racism problem, says Russian FA trying to eradicate. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 25 – Alexey Sorokin tells INSIDER he’s confident FIFA’s chief investigator will clear Russia of any ethics violations in the corruption-tainted World Cup bidding process. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Feb. 12 – Russia 2018 organisers tell World Football INSIDER they are busy finalising the infrastructure investment programme “crucial for hosting an impeccable FIFA World Cup”… World Cup law and development of official logo are other key projects in 2013. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
26/1/2011 Russian president Dmitry Medvedev calls for heightened security measures for upcoming sporting events including the 2018 World Cup in the wake of the bomb blast at Moscow’s busiest airport Domodedovo… FIFA identified air transport as Russia’s most difficult challenge in its bid inspection report. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
20/1/2011 FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Russian football chiefs will sign the 2018 World Cup host country agreement in Saint-Petersburg on Sunday, as the organising committee takes shape… FIFA attempts to cool talk of Qatar winter World Cup but piles pressure on Gulf state’s football leaders. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
17/1/2011 World Football INSIDER rounds up the 10 things you need to know about the global football business today. By INSIDER editor Mark Bisson.
31/5/2010 ussia 2018 hits back at reports quoting bid leader Alexei Sorokin labelling England fans as hooligans, telling World Football Insider his comments “have been distorted and taken out of context”.