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Slutsky: It was natural to answer Russia's call
Slutsky: It was natural to answer Russia's call
As Russia continues to prepare to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, its national team is starting life under a new coach: current CSKA Moscow boss Leonid Slutsky. And for the first time since 2006, the Russian Football Union (RFU) has entrusted the job to a Russian national, following the appointments of Dutchmen Guus Hiddink and Dick Advocaat, and the Italian Fabio Capello.
Thursday, 17 September 2015, 14:42
Russian design students put their talents to the test
Russian design students put their talents to the test
Could there be a better start to your budding career than designing the Official Mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™? Well, that is the opportunity that Russian design students are being offered as part of the mascot’s design development campaign.
Thursday, 17 September 2015, 14:29
Pairings drawn for 1,000 day countdown tournament
Pairings drawn for 1,000 day countdown tournament
The semi-final pairings of the U-16 international tournament – one of the ceremonial events to be held to mark the 1,000-day countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ on Friday, 18 September – have been announced. The first semi-final, set to kick off in Red Square at 12:15, will see Italy take on Russia, while Germany and Spain will meet in the second semi-final.
Thursday, 17 September 2015, 13:46
Volunteers at the centre of Russia’s 1,000 day countdown on 18 September
Volunteers at the centre of Russia’s 1,000 day countdown on 18 September
On Friday 18 September 2015, there will be exactly 1,000 days before the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ begins with the Opening Match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. To mark this significant milestone, over 45,000 people in 33 cities across Russia will take part in a whole host of events organised by the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC) with support from the Volunteer Centres Association and the Russian Student Sports Clubs Association.
Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 14:26
The second visit of FIFA and the Organizing Committee "Russia-2018" finished in Moscow, writes R-sport.
The second visit of FIFA and the Organizing Committee "Russia-2018" finished in Moscow, writes R-sport.
FIFA's director of competition Colin Smith and the head of the Organizing Committee, the Minister of sport of the Russian Federation Vitaly Mutko summed up the results of the commission’s work, having noted that preparation for the mundial goes according to schedule, and that FIFA has no claims.
Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 14:04
Hierro and Smertin to join countdown celebrations
Hierro and Smertin to join countdown celebrations
Iconic Spanish footballer Fernando Hierro, who participated in three consecutive FIFA World Cups™ in 1994, 1998, 2002, will be in Moscow to attend celebrations marking the launch of the FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia™ countdown clock, with 1,000 days to go until the start of the tournament. He will be joined by Alexey Smertin, former captain of Russia and 2002 FIFA World Cup participant, who won 55 caps for his country.
Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 13:54
Matthaus and Zambrotta to attend 1,000 day countdown in Moscow
Matthaus and Zambrotta to attend 1,000 day countdown in Moscow
FIFA World Cup™ winners Lothar Matthaus and Gianluca Zambrotta will be in Moscow on Friday 18 September to attend the celebrations marking 1,000 days to the start of Russia 2018.
Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 13:52
Haiti stroll, relief for Reggae Boyz
Haiti stroll, relief for Reggae Boyz
Jamaica needed a last-gasp goal in Managua to edge past Nicaragua and avoid ignominious elimination at the first hurdle on their road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The CONCACAF Gold Cup runners-up can now breathe a nervy sigh of relief as they join rampant Haiti, El Salvador, Canada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Guatemala, along with big boys Mexico, USA and Costa Rica, in the region’s first group stages. 
Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 14:31
Corluka: My tattoo will remind me of Russia
Corluka: My tattoo will remind me of Russia
It would not be difficult for a footballer to speak publicly about how happy he feels to live in a foreign country and not necessarily mean it from the heart. However, in the case of Lokomotiv Moscow’s Croatian defender Vedran Corluka, there is irrefutable proof to back up his words of fondness for Russia. Having recently marked three years in the host country of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, Corluka decided to pay tribute to his current home in an eloquent way; he got a tattoo of a Matryoshka doll, one of Russia’s most celebrated souvenirs.
Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 13:55