Jubilant Russia counts cost of World Cup

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

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

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