Russian Information Network
Russian All News Top 10 News News Export Photo magazine All comments
 Russian News Russian News 
Politics
Society
Economics
Accidents
Nature & Health
Hi-Tech
Culture
Sport
Celebrities
World News
 


  Sport 
7 of April, 14:55

Russia ready to spend $10 bln on World Cup 2018 preparations
Russia is prepared to spend $10 billion on upgrading its infrastructure if it is awarded the World Cup by FIFA, the Sovetski Sport paper said on Tuesday.

Russia`s bid to hold either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup is to be discussed at a government meeting on April 9, the paper reported. Russian soccer chief and minister for sport Vitali Mutko is set to personally deliver the application report at the meeting.

The paper said that Russian soccer`s governing body, the Russian Football Union (RFU), planned to focus on the 2018 World Cup as this tournament was most likely to be awarded to a European nation. The 2010 World Cup is to be held in South Africa and the 2014 competition in Brazil.

Mutko is expected to argue that hosting the World Cup would act as a catalyst for the development of the transport network and accommodation facilities in the Russian regions, and would also boost the country`s tourist potential.

Of the $10 billion to be spent on the tournament, just over $1 billion would go on the construction and reconstruction of stadiums. The remaining money would be spent on general infrastructure upgrades.

RFU general director Alexei Sorokin earlier told Sovetski Sport that he believed the 2018 World Cup was a "unique chance for Russia."

"Our advantage as far as our World Cup bid goes is partly supported by the fact that we basing it on the regions," he told the paper.

He also dismissed claims that the current global economic crisis, which has hit Russia hard, would make a successful bid impossible, saying that the crisis would have ended by the time the World Cup came around.

A minimum of twelve 40,000 capacity stadiums are needed to host the tournament, with the final to take place in a stadium seating no less than 80,000. Five stadiums, according to Mutko`s report, will be ready by 2013 - two in Moscow, one in St. Petersburg and one apiece in Sochi, due to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, as well as Kazan.

Australia, Belgium and the Netherlands, England, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Spain and Portugal, and the United States have submitted bids for both competitions, while South Korea and Qatar have submitted bids for the 2022 World Cup, FIFA earlier said on its official website.

Russia`s main rival for the right to hold the 2018 competition is likely to be England, which has not hosted the World Cup since 1966. Russia`s bid may have been damaged by problems encountered by Euro 2012 joint hosts Poland and Ukraine in their preparations for the competition. Euro 2012 is the first time a major soccer tournament has been awarded to Eastern European nations.

The host countries for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will be announced by FIFA in December 2010. Under FIFA`s new rotation rules, the same continent can not host two World Cups in a row, meaning that if England were awarded the 2018 tournament then Russia would be unable to apply to hold the 2022 competition.

sections: Sport

12466
eng
ON THIS THEME:
PERSONS ON THIS THEME:
Riemer I. World
Anthony (in the world Alexander Vadkovsky)
[View all comments] [Print]
  User Comments 
[Add comment]

There are no comments for this article yet. Be first to post a comment!
[Add comment]
  Sport 
Sort by: date rating
The Italian team will arrive in Russia for the 2018 world CupThe Italian team will arrive in Russia for the 2018 world CupRussia may withdraw from participation in the Olympic games 2018 in Pyeongchang.Russia may withdraw from participation in the Olympic games 2018 in Pyeongchang.
95 athletes from Russia cleared his name from slander95 athletes from Russia cleared his name from slanderMedia: the Olympics 2018 will not be allowed NHLMedia: the Olympics 2018 will not be allowed NHL
The FIFA President admitted that his growing AdrenalineThe FIFA President admitted that his growing AdrenalineVladimir Putin once again called for competitions in judoVladimir Putin once again called for competitions in judo
Neymar signed a 5-year contract with the club PSGNeymar signed a 5-year contract with the club PSGThe football player of Barcelona Neymar da Silva leaves the clubThe football player of Barcelona Neymar da Silva leaves the club
Barcelona extended the contract with Lionel MessiBarcelona extended the contract with Lionel Messi"Manchester United" has won the Europa League"Manchester United" has won the Europa League
Turkish NBA player ENES Kanter was detained at the airport in RomaniaTurkish NBA player ENES Kanter was detained at the airport in RomaniaThe final of the Cup of Russia on football ended in a fightThe final of the Cup of Russia on football ended in a fight
In Orenburg triumphantly returned judoka Robert MshvidobadzeIn Orenburg triumphantly returned judoka Robert MshvidobadzeThe fans nearly tore the football match Europa LeagueThe fans nearly tore the football match Europa League
Near the bus club "Borussia Dortmund" the explosion occurredNear the bus club "Borussia Dortmund" the explosion occurred100 days left until the confederations Cup football100 days left until the confederations Cup football
In Sochi ended the winter world military gamesIn Sochi ended the winter world military gamesThe fans are amazed by the antics of French biathlete Martin FourcadeThe fans are amazed by the antics of French biathlete Martin Fourcade
Mutko: Russia is ready for the FIFA confederations Cup 2017Mutko: Russia is ready for the FIFA confederations Cup 2017Russian officials acknowledged the state support system of dopingRussian officials acknowledged the state support system of doping
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 >> 52
 Day headline Day headline 
Abe called for "closure" in the matter of a peace Treaty with Russia

26 of May, 21:04

Abe called for "closure" in the matter of a peace Treaty with Russia
 
 News of the week News of the Week 
  • Abe called for "closure" in the matter of a peace Treaty with Russia
  • The American delegation will travel to Singapore for a summit of the U.S. and the DPRK
  • Putin spoke about the aims and objectives of the new government
  • The head of the Kemerovo MOE indicted on charges of "Winter cherry"
  • Putin has told that will facilitate the conclusion of a peace Treaty with Japan
  • The U.S. warned Syria on operations in the area of de-escalation
  • The head of the Kemerovo MOE indicted on charges of "Winter cherry"
  • Trump called the talks with the DPRK about a summit productive
  • In the Tretyakov gallery, the man damaged the painting "Ivan the terrible kills his son"
  • The defence Ministry found "handwriting SBU" in the Bellingcat report on the MH17 disaster

  •  Photos Photos 
    Kate Moss posed naked for her boyfriend
    First Look of Jessica Simpson`s `The Price of Beauty`
    Kate Moss posed naked for her boyfriend
    Water finale for Twilight lovers
    How to revive your sex drive
    Virtual Visiting Cards
    Tests
    Game Server


     News by regions News by regions 
    Far East region
    Volga region
    North-West region
    Siberian region
    Ural region
    Central region
    Southern region

     Subscribe Subscribe 
    Name  
    E-mail   
    Type HTML TEXT
    All sections
    Politics
    Society
    Economics
    Accidents
    Science & Technics
    Culture
    Sport
    In the World
    Top 10 today
     once per 3 hours
     once per 6 hours
     once per 12 hours
     once per 24 hours


     
     
     
    Politics Society Economics Accidents Nature & Health Hi-Tech Culture Sport Celebrities World News
      Copyright © RIN 2005-2006 * Feedback