December 3, 2010

Russia Will Host the Soccer World Cup 2018

Russia won the right to host the 2018 Soccer FIFA World Cup. Russia's Prime Minister Putin promised the FIFA that Russia would invest billions of dollars in stadiums, roads, hotels, and other infrastructure. Right now Mr. Putin says that Russia will spend about $10 billion. The KyivPost writes that Mr. Putin expects major companies to foot some of the bill.
Russia will have to build 13 stadiums and renovate three major stadiums, including Luzhniki. Mr. Putin project the cost of stadium construction to be about $4 billion. Russia proposed to host the World Cup in 13 major cities: Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, St Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, and Yekaterinburg.

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