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The Guardian: Russia 2018: issues facing organisers of first World Cup staged in eastern Europe
09:38, 13 July 2016
The Guardian: Russia 2018: issues facing organisers of first World Cup staged in eastern Europe

With Euro 2016 over, the focus turns to the game’s even bigger international tournament, with travel, infrastructure and the behaviour of fans all concerns

09:38, 13 July 2016

Reuters

With Euro 2016 in France over, attention turns to Russia. Ever since the announcement by a grinning Sepp Blatter in 2010 of Russia as victors over England for the right to host the 2018 World Cup, it has been clear the country has the potential to host a fantastic tournament – but that there are also many things that could go wrong

With two years to kick-off the World Cup in Russia comes with all the usual worries before a major tournament about unfinished infrastructure, overspending and potential stumbling blocks but with a few specific extra concerns thrown in. Here are some that could be worth looking out for as the preparations for the first World Cup in eastern Europe enter the final stages.

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