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Russia to keep using World Cup infrastructure after tournament

Russia to keep using World Cup infrastructure after tournament

Russia plans to keep using the infrastructure created or upgraded in the country ahead of this summer's FIFA World Cup after the tournament came to a close on Sunday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said on Wednesday. 19 Jul 2018
One-month-old baby girl youngest 'football fan' to attend World Cup

One-month-old baby girl youngest 'football fan' to attend World Cup

A one-month-old baby girl was the youngest "football fan" to get a Fan ID, which was obligatory for all ticket holders at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, while the oldest fan to attend this summer's tournament was born in 1920, the Russian Communications Ministry said on Wednesday. 19 Jul 2018
FIFA praised medical Services at Russia's World Cup

FIFA praised medical Services at Russia's World Cup

FIFA has praised the provision of first-class medical services during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Russian Healthcare Minister Veronika Skvortsova said on Wednesday. 19 Jul 2018
Raiffeisenbank, Papa Jones face fines for World Cup branding breaches

Raiffeisenbank, Papa Jones face fines for World Cup branding breaches

Russia’s Raiffeisenbank and Papa Jones pizzeria franchise could be fined up to 500,000 rubles (about AUS$10,800) after the Moscow office of the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) issued warrants against the two companies for the illegal use of 2018 FIFA World Cup branding. 19 Jul 2018
No Serious Violations of Law Recorded in Russia During FIFA World Cup - Interior Minister

No Serious Violations of Law Recorded in Russia During FIFA World Cup - Interior Minister

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) - No serious violations of law or order were recorded in Russia during this summer's FIFA World Cup as local police was "polite" with football fans, Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev said Wednesday.  18 Jul 2018
Records Broken at World Cup in Russia as Attendance Neared 100% - Deputy Prime Minister

Records Broken at World Cup in Russia as Attendance Neared 100% - Deputy Prime Minister

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) - The FIFA World Cup in Russia broke many records as more than 3 million fans attend the games to secure a near-perfect attendance, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said Wednesday. 18 Jul 2018
Over 4Mln People in Belarus Watched 2018 FIFA World Cup Matches on TV

Over 4Mln People in Belarus Watched 2018 FIFA World Cup Matches on TV

MINSK, July 18 (Sputnik) - More than 4 million people in Belarus watched the matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on TV, the Belarusian National State Television and Radio Company (Belteleradio) said on Wednesday. 18 Jul 2018
FIFA World Cup Visitors Saw Real Russia, Not 'Artificial' Showcase - Putin

FIFA World Cup Visitors Saw Real Russia, Not 'Artificial' Showcase - Putin

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) - The visitors of the 2018 FIFA World Cup got to see the real Russia rather than an "artificial" showcase for the country, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday. 18 Jul 2018
Hosting 2018 FIFA World Cup Turned Russia Into 'Tourist Mecca' - Tourist Association

Hosting 2018 FIFA World Cup Turned Russia Into 'Tourist Mecca' - Tourist Association

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) - Hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup turned Russia into a "tourist mecca" for the first time in many years, Executive Director of the Association of Russian Tour Operators Maya Lomidze said on Wednesday. 18 Jul 2018
Over 90% of Russians Rooted for National Team at 2018 FIFA World Cup - Poll

Over 90% of Russians Rooted for National Team at 2018 FIFA World Cup - Poll

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) - More than 90 percent of Russians supported their national team at the FIFA World Cup, which came to a close on Sunday, a poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center revealed on Wednesday. 18 Jul 2018
Over 70% of Russians Watched FIFA World Cup Games on TV - Poll

Over 70% of Russians Watched FIFA World Cup Games on TV - Poll

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) - Over 70 percent of Russians watched TV broadcasts of the FIFA World Cup, which came to an end on Sunday, a poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center revealed on Wednesday. 18 Jul 2018
Over 20,000 Football Fans Went on Free Guided Tours of Moscow During FIFA World Cup

Over 20,000 Football Fans Went on Free Guided Tours of Moscow During FIFA World Cup

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) - More than 20,000 football fans took free guided tours around Moscow during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Moscow mayor's office said on Wednesday. 18 Jul 2018
Gomez Quits as Panama Head Coach After Guiding Team to First FIFA World Cup Finals

Gomez Quits as Panama Head Coach After Guiding Team to First FIFA World Cup Finals

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) - Hernan Gomez announced his resignation as Panama head coach on Tuesday night after having led the team to their first-ever FIFA World Cup finals. 18 Jul 2018
US fans biggest spenders at World Cup

US fans biggest spenders at World Cup

US football fans spent 5.6 billion rubles (around AUS$122m) during the FIFA World Cup in Russia, which is the highest total among all of the foreign visitors, a survey conducted by Russia's largest bank Sberbank revealed. 18 Jul 2018
Foreign fans spent around $1.5b in Russia during World Cup - Russia's Sberbank

Foreign fans spent around $1.5b in Russia during World Cup - Russia's Sberbank

Foreign football fans spent around $1.5 billion (more than AUS$2billion) in the European part of Russia during the 2018 FIFA Word Cup, a survey conducted by Russia's largest bank Sberbank revealed on Tuesday. 18 Jul 2018
Qatar to make use of Russia World Cup experience

Qatar to make use of Russia World Cup experience

Qatar has learned how to properly organise the 2022 FIFA World Cup from Russia's successful experience hosting the tournament this summer, Qatari Minister of Municipality and the Environment Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi said. 18 Jul 2018
Suarez world’s best striker - Ignashevich

Suarez world’s best striker - Ignashevich

Former Russia defender Sergei Ignashevich said one of his most memorable matches of this summer's FIFA World Cup was against Uruguay and that striker Luis Suarez is arguably the best player in the world. 18 Jul 2018
World Cup Oracle Cat Achilles Looking for New Home, Family - Hermitage Museum

World Cup Oracle Cat Achilles Looking for New Home, Family - Hermitage Museum

ST. PETERSBURG, July 17 (Sputnik) - Achilles the cat, who lives at St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum and served as the animal oracle for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, will be given to a family, the Hermitage cats' veterinarian Anna Kondratieva told Sputnik on Tuesday. 18 Jul 2018
Over 20Mln Moscow Metro Passengers Watched FIFA World Cup Live - Transport Department

Over 20Mln Moscow Metro Passengers Watched FIFA World Cup Live - Transport Department

MOSCOW, July 17 (Sputnik) - More than 20 million people watched live broadcasts of the FIFA World Cup matches in the Moscow metro, the press service of Moscow's Transport Department told Sputnik on Tuesday. 17 Jul 2018
Spain captain Ramos proposes to girlfriend of six years

Spain captain Ramos proposes to girlfriend of six years

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, who captained Spain at this summer's World Cup in Russia, proposed to his girlfriend Pilar Rubio, the footballer said Tuesday. 17 Jul 2018
Belgium looking to football team to boost nation's image

Belgium looking to football team to boost nation's image

The Belgian government is looking at ways to boost the country's image with the help of the national football team, following their recent success at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 17 Jul 2018