Vladimir Putin wants tough soccer from Russian Federation at World Cup

Vladimir Putin wants tough soccer from Russian Federation at World Cup

Vladimir Putin wants tough soccer from Russian Federation at World Cup

The call comes as world football's governing body FIFA prepares to choose between the US-led joint bid and Morocco's at a vote in Moscow on June 13.

Putin and Infantino provided a glimpse of the FAN ID cards that ticket-holders must use to attend events.

Last year, the Nigeria Football Federation signed an agreement with its players pledging to avoid the bonus and pay rows that have blighted past World Cup campaigns.

Starting on May 29 (16 days before the World Cup officially kicks off), you'll be able to download a free update to FIFA 18 that focuses exclusively on bringing the 2018 FIFA World Cup to life.

It has also been shadowed by delays in stadium construction and fears ranging from hooliganism to racist chants at matches. Last month Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said there would not have been any recent economic growth in Russia without investment generated by preparations for the tournament. It's been 16 years since more than one country hosted the tournament.

The two then toured Sochi's Fisht Stadium - scene of the 2014 Winter Olympics - and listened to leaders of regions where the games will be played.

"I hope that African countries, and countries throughout the world, that we also will be supporting you and that they will likewise support us in our bid along with Canada and Mexico for the 2026 World Cup".

Infantino has said that he believes the deals together could be worth $25 billion in a 12-year cycle and has put his plans to FIFA's Council saying they are backed by an, as yet unnamed, global consortium of investors.

The Russian President additionally adulated coordinators and listed ways by which the competition would profit from the urban areas in the long haul.

Russian Federation hasn't gone past the group stage at any senior men's tournament since it reached the semifinals of the 2008 European Championship.

The update will also be made available to Fifa Mobile players for a limited time, EA Sports said, beginning on June 6.

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