Tag: World Cup 2018

A Baker’s Dozen of Neglected Russian Stories – No. 64

December 30, 2016

Russian propagandists say that the Kremlin leader was not involved in the Russian doping program, something improbable on its face, given Putin’s micromanagement of many affairs.

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 […]

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. […]