Contents tagged with FIFA

  • More than 6,000 Ukrainians bought tickets to FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia

    According to the press service of the International Football Federation (FIFA), about six thousand Ukrainians will travel to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This is the number of tickets that was purchased from Ukraine. It is not yet known from what regions of Ukraine the ticket purchasers are. Sales are still ongoing.

    "We can confirm that about six thousand tickets were distributed for Ukrainian fans to date," the FIFA press service stated, according to About 5,200 Ukrainians …

  • FIFA has not allowed Russia to create an official fan zone in Crimea

    FIFA did not grant the Crimea the right to open an official World Cup fan zone on the peninsula, the “Minister of Tourism and Resorts" of the Crimea, Vadim Volchenko reported.

    "We and the Federal Agency of the Russian Federation for Tourism approached FIFA to obtain permission for public broadcasts of World Cup [matches] and didn't get an answer," R-Sport agency quoted Volchenko as saying.

    "It is a weird situation, there is neither a refusal nor an answer. In fact, it seems like a ban for the …

  • Putin imposed restrictions on rallies during the FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 World Cup

    On Tuesday, May 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on strengthening security measures for the duration of the Confederations Cup in Russia under the auspices of FIFA and the World Cup next year. The corresponding document was published on Wednesday, May 10, on the official Internet portal of legal information.

    The decision will be effective from June 1 to July 12, 2017 and from May 25 to July 25, 2018.

    Where football events are concerned, Putin determined that “all assemblies, …

  • Mutko: FIFA unfairly scrutinized from every angle

    Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has voiced his dissatisfaction with the investigation of FIFA corruption.  The Minister said that the International Football Federation is under serious pressure from investigators from the US and Switzerland who are in charge of the probe.

    "We can see how FIFA is put under a lot of pressure by the law enforcement systems of the United States and Switzerland; they professionally and methodically examine international football piece by piece. He who seeks …