Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup bid

Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup bid

Deadline for submission of full details of bid

Fourteen cities are included in the current proposal, which divides them into five different clusters: one in the north, centered onSt. Petersburg, a central cluster, centered onMoscow, a southern cluster, centered onSochi, and the Volga River cluster. Only one city beyond the Ural Mountains is cited,Yekaterinburg. The other cities are:Kaliningradin the north cluster,Rostov-on-DonandKrasnodarin the south cluster andYaroslavlNizhny NovgorodKazanSaranskSamaraandVolgogradin the Volga River cluster.[6]The country does not currently have a stadium with 80,000 capacity, but the bid calls for the expansion ofLuzhniki Stadiumin Moscow, already aUEFA Elite stadiumwith a capacity of slightly over 78,000, to over 89,000 seats. Russia hopes to have five stadiums fit to host World Cup matches ready by 2013 two inMoscowand one stadium each inSt. PetersburgKazanandSochi, which hosted the2014 Winter Olympics.[7]

Russia ready to spend $10 bln on World Cup 2018 preparations. April 2009

(competing with Dynamo Stadium)Dynamo Stadium

14 -2018 – (Why are there only 14 stadiums for the Russia 2018 World Cup)(in Russian). October 7, 2011

In October 2011 Russia decreased number of stadium from 16 to 14. Construction of a proposed stadium in the Moscow region,Podolsk, was cancelled by the regional government, andSpartak Stadiumis competing withDinamo Stadiumwhich will have been constructed first.[8]

Russiaannounced its intent to bid for theFIFA World Cupin early 2009, and submitted its request to FIFA in time.[1]Russias PresidentVladimir Putinhas taken a keen interest in the bid and has gone so far as ordering Vitaly Mutko, the Minister of Sports, to prepare a bid for Russia to hold the 2018 World Cup. According to a report earlier submitted by Vitaly Mutko, who also served that time as President of theRussian Football Union(RFU), the country is ready to spend some $10 billion on the tournament.[2]The bid committee also includes RFU CEO Alexey Sorokin and Alexander Djordjadze as the Director of Bid Planning and Operations.[3]In October 2010, Russia formally pulled out of the race to host the2022 FIFA World Cup. On December 2, 2010 Russia was chosen as the host country for the2018 FIFA World Cup.[4][5]

Russia and Qatar win World Cup race.

Russia & Qatar will host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Main article:2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup bids

FIFA appoint Russia as host for 2018 World Cup

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FIFA receives bidding documents for 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups(Press release). 2010-05-14

Putin orders sports minister to prepare bid for 2018 World Cup.

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Russian bid personnel celebrate the awarding to Russia the 2018 World Cup.

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