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Thousand day countdown begins for Russia 2018 World Cup

Thousand day countdown begins for Russia 2018 World Cup

Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS) The 1,000-day countdown for the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup began in front of the Kremlin at an event attended by former soccer players such as German Lothar Matthaus and Spaniard Fernando Hierro.

Moscow confirmed to host 2018 World Cup opener, final

Moscow confirmed to host 2018 World Cup opener, final

Moscow`s Luzhniki stadium will host both the opening match and final of the 2018 World Cup after the match schedule was confirmed by FIFA on Friday.

Capacity of 2018 soccer World Cup final venue to be cut by 8,000

Capacity of 2018 soccer World Cup final venue to be cut by 8,000

The Russian government has decided to cut the capacity of the Luzhniki stadium, which will hold the final of the 2018 World Cup, by 8,000 to 81,000.

2018 WC bid head laughs off suggestions of Russia having 'racism' problem

2018 WC bid head laughs off suggestions of Russia having 'racism' problem

The head of the Russia 2018 World Cup bid has laughed off suggestions that the country has a problem with racism, ahead of CSKA Moscow's Champions League tie against Manchester City.

Russia floats tender for 2018 World Cup venue reconstruction

The Russian government Wednesday announced $612 million dollar tender to upgrade the venue for the 2018 World Cup final.

Gowda qualifies for discus throw final at Worlds

India`s Vikas Gowda qualified for the discus throw final of the World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki Stadium on Monday.

Bubka recalls world record at old Lenin Stadium

Ukrainian pole vault great Sergei Bubka said that his sixth outdoor pole vault world record, set at the Lenin Stadium here in 1986, was one of the most difficult to achieve.

`FIFA World Cup final venue refit to cost up to USD 800 million’

Tough FIFA rules mean it could cost nearly USD 800 million to make Moscow`s vast Luzhniki arena fit to host the 2018 World Cup final, the Russian capital`s top construction official said.

Top Moscow stadium needs reconstruction for World Cup

The Luzhniki stadium in Moscow would undertake major reconstruction in preparation for the 2018 World Cup, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has said.