In March 2012, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ appointed its first ambassador for the tournament: Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. One year on, he spoke to FIFA.com about his new role and Russia's ...
Two years ago, on 2 December 2010, the FIFA Executive Committee made a historic decision, awarding Russia the right to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018.
Belgium and Russia were both in smashing form in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying on Friday, moving into commanding positions in their respective groups.
A whole nation was enthralled as the 11 Host Cities for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia were announced during a ceremony broadcast on Russia’s Channel One TV.
Russia and CSKA Moscow goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev is the first ambassador to be named for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™.
Leonid Slutsky has a mounting injury list as the CSKA Moscow coach prepares his side for their UEFA Champions League tie with Spanish giants Real Madrid next month.