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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

Putin welcomes soccer world to Kremlin for World Cup draw

MOSCOW /November 30, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Vladimir Putin welcomes soccer luminaries to the Kremlin on Friday for a World Cup draw that provides a global audience for the Russian president to attempt to burnish the image of a country scandalized by sports corruption. By staging the ceremony for the 32 World Cup finalists at the seat … Continue reading Putin welcomes soccer world to Kremlin for World Cup draw