The soccer World Cup could boost Russia’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 150 billion to 210 billion rubles ($2.43 billion-$3.40 billion) per year over the next five years, according to a study by the tournament’s organizing committee released on Wednesday
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin expressed concern over the decision to employ the video replay system (VAR) at the 2018 World Cup, saying the technology still needed more testing before it can be considered for use in the Champions League.
The Iran men’s national football team, domestically known as Team Melli, has fallen to a narrow defeat against Tunisia in a friendly fixture as it is gearing up for the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup.
Qatar has been hit with fresh allegations of corruption over its controversial 2022 World Cup bid, as a new book claims its state TV company agreed a secret $100 million deal with FIFA if they won the vote.
La Liga president Javier Tebas reassured fans that Spain is in not in danger of missing out on the World Cup despite suspended Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Angel Maria Villar claiming otherwise.