Tag: Russian Football Union

FIFA Could Strip Russia of 2018 World Cup for Illegal Inclusion of Crimean Clubs in Russian Leagues

August 12, 2014

Staunton, August 12 – In the case of Sochi, the West demonstrated that it wasn’t prepared to boycott the Olympic Games despite what Vladimir Putin had done, but FIFA, the international football federation, may strip Russia of the right to hold the 2018 World Cup because of Moscow’s violation of that organization’s rules concerning Crimean clubs. […]

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 […]