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This shitstorm that Putin's creating is the last thing FIFA needs with the whole 2022 debacle.

Yes, Putin has become highly influential all across the sports world, and these organisations are now beginning to pay the prize for it. Bach brown-nosing to him in Sochi sure didn't help, and Blatter might start sweating too now, depending how things will turn out in Ukraine.

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I just want to know how bad the final few weeks before the Opening Game of the 2018 World Cup will be. We had really bad media updates in the build up to Sochi, and yes I know there was no major issues during Sochi 2014, but the Media will be full of stories in the final 3-4 weeks of Build up for the 2018 Fifa World Cup. Russia's got major issues now, with anti-gay laws, corruption, Putin, terror threats and international friction with Ukraine, Georgia and many other of Eastern Europe. Putin is not helping fix the reputation of Russia.

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I suspect this will all be played out by the time the 2018 WC comes around. Putin will make sure that his foreign policy calms down in advance of the Russian WC. Mind you if Russia has international economic sanctions imposed this could severely hamper the construction of the WC infrastructure... which will need to be ramped up and on track from now if it is to be ready in time.

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You guys aren't thinking like FIFA. From their standpoint....

"Cool, now Russia will have Donbass Area to use, and maybe even Olimpiyskiy"

Not both. Kiev (Olympic Stadium location) is in favour of Ukraine joining the EU - Donetsk (Donbass Arena location) is pro-Russia. So if Russia took some, it would be eastern Ukraine, where Donetsk is, not Kiev.

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Fifa World Cup Prize Money to increase at the Russia 2018 Fifa World Cup. Full story here - http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/732-world-cup/1019100-exclusive-fifa-plans-big-hike-in-2018-world-cup-prize-money - Source: Inside the Games.

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Moscow’s World Cup 2018 Preparations to Cost Over $8bln - Authorities

MOSCOW, April 21 (R-Sport) - More than $8 billion will be spent on hosting World Cup 2018 games in Moscow, the Russian capital’s City Hall has said.

Moscow is to host several games at the event, with the vast Luzhniki Stadium set to stage the opening match, one semifinal and the final. Spartak Moscow's new Otkritie Arena is also slated to host some group stage games.

Most of the 291 billion ruble ($8.15 billion) budget will go on a 192 billion-ruble ($5.39 billion) program of transport upgrades, while 33.8 billion rubles ($946 million) will be put towards sports facilities, including refurbishing Luzhniki, City Hall said.

While bidding to host the World Cup in 2010, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he envisaged a total spend of $10 billion, although Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raised the price tag to just over $20 billion in June 2012.

According to a budget document published on the website of the Moscow city government and dated Friday, only 64 billion rubles ($1.79 billion) of the total price tag for Moscow will come from city funds and less than $3,000 from the federal government.

The remaining 222 billion rubles ($6.21 billion) is described as coming from unspecified “non-budgetary sources.” For February’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, similar terms were used to describe funding from state-owned companies such as Russian Railways or gas firm Gazprom.

The sums in the document are far higher than those in a statement by Moscow’s top sports official Alexei Vorobyov earlier this month. He stated that the total “size of financing” for Moscow’s World Cup preparations would be around $2 billion, with just over $1.57 billion of that coming from the city budget. It was not immediately clear what caused the disparity with the new figures.

There was no news on whether the estimates in the new document would affect a 20 billion ruble ($562 million) tender issued in November for the Luzhniki refurbishment.

Luzhniki’s last major event in its current form was August’s world athletics championships, while the last football match played there was a league game in May.

The stadium hosted athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics and is best known in footballing circles for holding the 2008 Champions League final, when Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalties after extra time finished 1-1. A crush at the stadium during a football match in 1983 left 66 people dead.

Luzhniki, built in 1956 and known as Lenin Stadium until the Soviet breakup, will host the opening match, a semifinal and the final of the 2018 World Cup.

It will not be used for the 2017 Confederations Cup, when Spartak's Otkritie Arena, Sochi's Fisht Olympic Stadium, Rubin Kazan's new Kazan Arena and Zenit St. Petersburg's new stadium will host matches.

Twelve stadiums in 11 Russian cities are set to stage the championships. All are to be built from scratch or undergo major refurbishments.

The November Luzhniki tender was announced just as Russia's newly formed Construction Ministry was granted supervisory powers over all construction projects for the World Cup.

http://en.ria.ru/sports/20140421/189292822/Moscows-World-Cup-2018-Preparations-to-Cost-Over-8bln--.html

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Which one, the $8 billion or the $51 billion?

The 8bn, the 51bn seems HUGE, but then again they basically reconstructed a whole region (not to mention the corruption while doing so).

So Moscow alone would cost 8bn, while Putin mentioned a total cost for all cities to be 10bn in 2010, already doubled by Medvedev 2 years later. Who knows where this will all end up...

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But Brazil 2014 logo leaked before 2010 world cup. This is the right time. Also, the new fifa standard for logos referencing the trophy are consistent with the design.

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Russia 2018 Organising Committee Management Board recaps 2013 progress
(FIFA.com) Tuesday 28 January 2014

"...The unveiling of the official emblem, slogan and styling of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, which will take place in September, is set to be a key event for the coming year(2014)..."

http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/russia2018/news/newsid=2266635/index.html

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