Tag: FIFA world cup 2018

Three Reasons Why Russia Should Be Stripped of 2018 World Cup

June 5, 2015

Staunton, June 5 – Even before the upcoming trials of former FIFA staffers confirm, as seems likely, that Moscow corruptly secured the hosting of the 2018 World Cup, a finding that would make it unthinkable to allow the competition to occur in Russia, there are already three compelling reasons why the international community should insist […]

Russia Update: Russia and Qatar Cleared of Corruption Charges by FIFA Judge; US Prosecutor to Appeal

November 13, 2014

Welcome to our new column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. Russian legislators finally received an answer to their queries from military authorities about soldiers killed in combat in Ukraine — which is that they can’t say, it’s a “state secret.” […]

Russia Far Behind Schedule in Preparations for 2018 World Cup

August 8, 2014

Staunton, August 8 – Only two of the twelve venues in Russia for the 2018 World Cup are ready, three others are slated for massive reconstruction, and seven have not even been started. This pattern is starting to raise concerns about Moscow’s ability to host the games even as some groups are calling on FIFA […]