(WFI) Samara Arena is ready to host six matches during the FIFA tournament.
Nov. 2 – Two more football stadiums will not be ready until mere months before the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Oct. 16 – FIFA inspectors launch their first check-up of Russia’s 2018 World Cup stadium preparations today… Launch of official logo later this month. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 14 – Konstantinovsky Palace in St. Petersburg is the setting for the first official event of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup – the qualification draw.
July 2 – Also: Premier League Settles West Ham dispute … San Antonio plans stadium upgrade for possible MLS club.
May 23 – Minimum 10-match ban in store for players or officials found guilty of racist offenses …Vice governor for construction disputes claims World Cup stadium could be delayed until 2017 … More inside this Newsdesk …
May 21 – Premier League champs are once again English football’s biggest earners … FIFA marks 109th anniversary … More stadium delays in St. Petersburg? … More inside this Newsdesk …
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.
Sept. 3 – Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev labels St. Petersburg’s World Cup stadium project “disgraceful”… Costs rocket for the 69,500-seat retractable-roof stadium with sliding pitch. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
April 28 – In a wide-ranging interview, Alexey Sorokin, new CEO of the Russia 2018 World Cup organising committee, tells INSIDER preparations are stepping up a gear. He spoke after Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin chaired the first meeting of the supervisory board of the LOC in Moscow on Wednesday. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.