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Archives: Russia

What we know so far about Russia’s alleged corruption to win 2018 World Cup bid

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter

When people around soccer speak about vote bribing surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, many will immediately jump to Qatar. The stories about bribery coming from the Qatar committee are numerous, public and accepted by many as the truth. … Continue reading

What should happen to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups?

Posted on by Robert Hay

The shockingly sudden resignation of Sepp Blatter as head of FIFA prompts a number of questions, many of which are a long way from being answered. Some will remain unanswered until the prosecutors and various police forces announce the results … Continue reading

Barcelona set to open its first youth camp in Sochi, Russia

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Barcelona will open its first youth camp in Russia, specifically Sochi, on June 12th. The FCB Escola will be the only official one on Russian soil during the summer and will be open to youngsters between 6 and 13 years of … Continue reading

FIFA Report Clears Qatar To Host World Cup; Report Contains Erroneous Details, Says Investigator

Posted on by Peter Quinn

FIFA today announced that after an 18-month investigation by former New York district attorney Michael Garcia, there is not sufficient evidence to justify stripping either Russia or Qatar of the 2018 or 2022 World Cups. German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert ruled … Continue reading

Analyzing How The World Cup Bidding Process Works

Posted on by Paul Bestall

For many people, whilst football has continued to grow around the world, one thing still seems to be shrouded in mystery. How do you bid to host the World Cup? As viewing figures continue to grow across the world, the … Continue reading

Russia Unveils Official Emblem For World Cup 2018

Posted on by Alex Muller

The Organizing Committee for the 2018 FIFA World Cup has unveiled the official emblem in Moscow. “The launch of the Emblem is a wonderful event to kick things off and I’m certain that the World Cup will be a success here … Continue reading

Like Sochi, the West’s Smear Campaign Against Russia’s 2018 World Cup Won’t Work

Posted on by Ilija Trojanovic

In the latest of brewing Cold War sentiments between the US and Russia, controversial Republican Senator John McCain recently reissued a demand to pull the plug on Russia’s right to host the World Cup in 2018. Speaking to ESPN/ABC podcast … Continue reading

Russia Unveils Official Posters For World Cup 2018 Host Cities [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Alex Muller

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that his country will spend $20 billion on hosting the 2018 World Cup, which will see 11 host cities building stadiums and infrastructure spanning 1,500 miles across the country. With the 2018 World Cup only … Continue reading

Algeria 1-1 Russia: Match Highlights (VIDEO) – Algerians Advance

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Algeria advanced to the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time in the nation’s history with a 1-1 Group H draw against Russia. Fabio Capello’s Russian side was highly touted entering the tournament but ultimately underwhelmed. By … Continue reading

Algeria vs Russia, Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

Who will the USA play on Tuesday? Will it be Belgium or Algeria. A draw for Algeria may be enough to help them advance depending on what South Korea does against Belgium. If Algeria finishes second in the group, they’ll … Continue reading

5 Observations From Belgium 1-0 Russia World Cup Game

Posted on by Thariq Amir

The game between Belgium and Russia was not one for the purists, and was an uninspired affair save for a moment of brilliance from Eden Hazard.  Belgium managed to secure their berth in the knockout stages albeit unconvincingly whilst Russia … Continue reading

Belgium 1-0 Russia; Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Kyle Cotter

On the last day in the second round of group matches, we witnessed the up and coming stars of Belgium take on Fabio Capello’s Russia. Two teams with very different styles of play, Belgium playing attacking free flowing football while … Continue reading

Belgium vs Russia: Starting Lineups And World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Chirag Madhrani

Belgium take on the Russians while knowing that a win can guarantee their place in the competition’s next round. Where to watch – The match kicks off at 12 PM EST/9 AM PST, and this is where viewers in USA … Continue reading

Belgium and Russia Preview: Teams Meet in Potential Group H Decider

Posted on by Ben Weich

Today, Belgium will face Russia in the Maracanã in what is likely to be a pivotal encounter. Victory in the day’s early kickoff (Noon Eastern time/1pm local time) would see either side take control of a wide-open Group H. Both … Continue reading

Russia 1-1 Korea Republic: Kerzhakov Saves Fabio Capello’s Side; Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Russia and South Korea split the points in each sides Group H opener with a 1-1 draw. An uneventful first half was followed by a frenzied second stanza which witnessed both teams scoring and manufacturing several other chances. South Korea … Continue reading

Russia vs South Korea, Starting Lineups and Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

For viewers in the United States, here’s where you can watch the game between South Korea vs Russia (6pm ET/3pm PT kickoff time). • English language: ESPN and WatchESPN • Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online • Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes+ Starting line-ups: Russia … Continue reading

Russia and South Korea Preview: Nations Face Off in Final Group Stage Opener

Posted on by Andrew Jones

Both Russia and South Korea have waited the longest to play their first match of all the 32 teams, as they will finally take the field after the second set of matches actually begin. For Russia, the return to World … Continue reading

World Cup 2014: Group Stage Predictions – E to H

Posted on by Thariq Amir

We’ve already covered our Group Stage predictions for World Cup Groups A through D. And now we still have four more groups to cover in this predictions bonanza. Let’s not waste any more time shall we, and dive straight in. … Continue reading