The hosts have been left with a herd of white elephants. Stanislav Krasilnikov / TASS Months after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the stadiums built for the tournament had already started to decay. It wasn’t just venues in the country’s furthest reaches that were crumbling. Even the $500-million Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro seemed to be coming apart at the seams. Now with Russia’s World Cup finally over, the fate of the country’s massive infrastructure investments is in the spotlight. How will cities that don’t have major football clubs be able to fill the massive stadiums, and how will regional governments operating on shoestring budgets cope with the enormous maintenance costs? Little leagueRussia spent an estimated $3.4 billion on constructing nine new stadiums from scratch and renovating three others, in addition to building 96 training grounds, which will reportedly be passed on to youth teams after the tournament, according to … [Read more...] about What Will Russia Do With Its Giant World Cup Stadiums?
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Fan detained after statue vandalised at England World Cup stadium BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Police in Moscow say they have detained a person after a statue was vandalised at the stadium where England played Colombia at the World Cup. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/fan-detained-after-statue-vandalised-at-england-world-cup-stadium-37079182.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article37079180.ece/71319/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_401df207-ee7d-41f4-88f3-b74775ada255_1 Email Police in Moscow say they have detained a person after a statue was vandalised at the stadium where England played Colombia at the World Cup. Russian social media users posted a picture of the statue of former Spartak Moscow player Fyodor Cherenkov, who died in 2014, with the word “England” inscribed in red across the chest. Officers said an investigation is under way and “as a result of the measures taken by police, the individual who committed this act has been … [Read more...] about Fan detained after statue vandalised at England World Cup stadium
RUSSIA got off to a flying start in their first two World Cup games and were inspired by a man who grew up in Spain. Former Real Madrid star Denis Cheryshev has put himself in Golden Boot contention with three brilliant goals so far. Who is Denis Cheryshev? Denis Cheryshev was born in Nizhny Novgorod in 1990. But he moved to Spain when he was just six years old, joining his father who played for Sporting Gijon. Cheryshev was in the Sporting Gijon academy until he was ten years old when he moved to Burgos, before Real Madrid came calling. He has also been around the Russian national team since 2005, when he scored nine goals in 15 games for the Under-15s. He had played eleven times for the senior team, but his brilliant effort against Saudi Arabia was his first for his country. 'Doesn't skip leg day' Ronaldo mocked for pulling shorts up before taking free-kick NEW JERSEY Why does Cristiano Ronaldo always wear long sleeve shirts? ON TOP OF THE WORLD! Models don England and Belgium kits … [Read more...] about Who is Denis Cheryshev? Russia World Cup star and former Real Madrid ace who could have played for Spain
1 July 2018 • 1:40pm Spain vs Russia, World Cup 2018 last 16 clash, kicks off at 3pm on BBC One Plot routes to the final with our snazzy World Cup predictor World Cup 2018 last 16: match dates, teams and predictions for the quarter-finalists You are the VAR: Think you can do better than the World Cup referees? Test yourself here Get Telegraph Football WhatsApp for in-match analysis and talking points throughout the World Cup Auto update On Off 1:40PM Spain team 🚨 OFICIAL | ¡ONCE DE ESPAÑA! ¡Estos son los elegidos!#HagamosQueOcurra #Rusia2018 pic.twitter.com/LBSJFuOwwH— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) July 1, 2018 1:37PM Pass, pass, pass, pass score goal, rioja, rioja, nightclub. Spain completed more passes (2,089) in the group stage than any other team. 1:35PM Russians name their XI Starting eleven @TeamRussia match @FIFAWorldCup vs @SeFutbol … [Read more...] about Spain vs Russia, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates
REBEKAH Vardy splashed out a staggering £140,000 to watch husband Jamie play for England in the group stages of the Russia World Cup. That figure is likely to rise substantially should England progress against Colombia in the Round of 16 on Tuesday night. The I'm A Celebrity star, 36, hired a private jet to fly her and her four children to St Petersburg, which the Sunday People reports cost more than £20,000 each way. Rebekah and her brood flew to each of the Three Lions' games so far and stayed inside a £250-per-night hotel in St Petersburg. The People also reports how a private security detail has come at a cost of tens of thousands of pounds. The Sun Online has contacted a representative for Rebekah for comment. Yesterday Rebekah hit back at cruel Russian trolls who branded English WAGs at the World Cup "ugly". She posted a feisty message on Instagram captioned: "Seeing as I'm being called a 'hag' by the delightful trolls I thought I would adopt this approach." The … [Read more...] about Rebekah Vardy splashes £140,000 on lavish Russia World Cup getaway to watch husband Jamie