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Russia to crack down on graft in World Cup preparations

Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013, 18:04

Russian authorities are preparing to crack down on corruption during preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2018, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said.

Bomb squad called to World Cup stadium

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 16:36

Bomb squad officers were called to the site of a football World Cup 2018 stadium in Moscow after construction workers found an object thought to be an unexploded aerial bomb.

Floods led to World Cup 2018 stadium switch

Last Updated: Saturday, November 03, 2012, 14:10

Fatal flooding indirectly led to a planned World Cup 2018 stadium in the Russian city of Samara being relocated to a new site.

Jubilant Russia counts cost of World Cup

Last Updated: Friday, December 03, 2010, 21:51

Russia basked in the limelight Friday as the future first-time host of the World Cup in 2018, but media questioned how the country will pay the bill which they said could reach 50 billion dollars.

Russia, Qatar triumph at FIFA World Cup vote

Last Updated: Friday, December 03, 2010, 00:21

Russia and the tiny Gulf state of Qatar were awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups respectively after an acrimonious bidding war.

Putin rushing to Zurich to celebrate World Cup bid win

Last Updated: Thursday, December 02, 2010, 23:39

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is rushing to Zurich to meet FIFA officials following Russia winning the bid to host World Cup in 2018.

World Cup vote blighted by new corruption claim

Last Updated: Monday, November 29, 2010, 18:12

Renewed corruption allegations involving FIFA executive members surfaced on Monday just days before they are due to appoint the hosts of football’s 2018 and 2022 World Cups under the eyes of world leaders.

Russia banks on Putin`s powers of persuasion in 2018 bid

Last Updated: Thursday, November 25, 2010, 11:54

Russia will draw on Prime Minister Vladimir Putin`s powers of persuasion to try to lure the 2018 World Cup to the world`s largest country for the first time.

England promises FIFA huge profits if it stages World Cup

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 06, 2010, 08:46

England has promised FIFA profits of at least 161 million pounds (USD 240 million) if the country is chosen to stage the World Cup in 2018, the campaign team bidding to host the event said.

FIFA inspectors praise facilities in England 2018 bid

Last Updated: Friday, August 27, 2010, 09:53

FIFA concluded a four-day visit to inspect aspects of England`s 2018 World Cup bid by praising the quality of stadiums and training facilities, as well as the country`s passion for hosting the tournament.

Australia World Cup infrastructure to cost Oz dollars 2.8 billion

Last Updated: Saturday, May 15, 2010, 15:08

Australia will spend 2.8 billion dollars on infrastructure if it wins the right to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cups, national soccer governing body Football Federation Australia (FFA) said.

World Cup 2018 bids may be restricted to Europe - Blatter

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 09:41

A deal is being discussed whereby only European nations would bid to host the 2018 World Cup, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Monday.