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The Latest: Russia has some homework to do before World Cup

MOSCOW /December 1, 2017 (AP) (STL.News) —  The Latest on the World Cup draw (all times local): ___ 7:45 p.m. Russia will have some homework to do before facing Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay at the World Cup. Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov says “we’ve never played any of these teams and I’ve never seen them.” Cherchesov … Continue reading The Latest: Russia has some homework to do before World Cup

World Cup finalists gather at Kremlin for tournament draw

MOSCOW/December 1, 2017 (AP) (STL.News) — Officials from the 32 World Cup teams have gathered in Moscow to find out who will play who at next year’s tournament in Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to appear at the draw ceremony, which will take place Friday at the State Kremlin Palace. The draw will … Continue reading World Cup finalists gather at Kremlin for tournament draw

Amid troubled WCup sales, FIFA set to hit $5.66B target

MOSCOW /November 30, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Even taking a financial hit from Italy and the United States failing to qualify, FIFA’s top salesman insists the 2018 World Cup will make its income target. Italy’s loss in the playoffs wiped tens of millions of dollars off the value of an unsold broadcasting deal. One of FIFA’s … Continue reading Amid troubled WCup sales, FIFA set to hit $5.66B target