Putin Needs Football from Russian Federation at World Cup

  • Putin Needs Football from Russian Federation at World Cup

Putin Needs Football from Russian Federation at World Cup

Members of soccer's worldwide governing body, FIFA's Congress, will meet in Moscow on June 13 to select the host.

Almost a month after publicly announcing its support for Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid, the South African Football Association (SAFA) has rescinded its support, claiming that it has not decided whether to support the African bid or the North American joint bid.

FIFA have made an ambitious proposal to revamp global football which would effectively end the FIFA Confederations Cup tournament held every four years.

But Morocco has secured support from the influential Confederation of African Football as well as countries in Europe, notably France.

Morocco is one of two bidders for the 2026 World Cup.

The host nation comes into the championship without a wins out of the 5 friendlies.

Russian Federation has appeared in ten World Cups and is schedule to host the highly anticipated football tournament from June 14 to July 15, 2018.

Trump stepped directly into the campaign in the past week.

Trump made the appeal during a Rose Garden press conference Monday with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria.

However, Cordeiro said the bid leaders' meeting on Wednesday with 12 South-east Asian voters in Indonesia suggested Trump was not a negative factor.

"A lot has been completed, and now begins the most demanding stage - putting the finishing touches on all the infrastructure required to host an worldwide tournament", he added. Cordeiro hoped voters "for the most part will make their decisions based on football considerations". They said the cards will double as visas for foreign visitors.

For foreign fans, the FAN ID will provide free visa entry to Russian Federation and all fans will be able to book free transport between host cities with FAN IDs, provided they have a valid match ticket to a game in that city.

"Ultimately that requires funding, and where is the funding going to come from?" he said.

"Would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the United States bid", Trump wrote, insinuating broader financial implications for nations with pro-Morocco federations.