(WFI) First day of Russia World Cup; Spain Replaces Coach; FIFA Awards 2026 tournament to North America.
(WFI) Russia’s president urged organizers to find solutions to potential white elephants after the 2018 World Cup.
(WFI) Russian and British governments at odds over former spy’s poisoning
(WFI) Fifa’s boss and Russia’s president discuss World Cup preparations.
(WFI) FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s tour of the host countries for the next two World Cups has moved on to Qatar. Gerard Farek reports…
Oct. 28 – As Russia 2018 prepares to launch its official logo this evening, FIFA president Sepp Blatter warns against countries boycotting the World Cup because of the conflict in Ukraine. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 23 – Also: Head of Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, which was behind a number of World Cup stadium projects, dies aged 93… Vladimir Putin visits 2018 World Cup venue.
June 18 – Also: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is maintaining his neutrality through the FIFA World Cup.
June 10 – Russian president hands over commerce veto to FIFA … UEFA investigates Steaua Bucharest, Besiktas … Lebanese officials plead guilty to accepting sex bribes … More inside this Newsdesk …
May 13 – Visas not required for international athletes, coaches, other staff, says Putin … Russia 2018 releases annual report … More inside this Newsdesk …