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Putin asks FIFA for support on World Cup legacy

Feb. 20, 2019 12:07 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he wants FIFA to help ensure last year's World Cup has an effective legacy. "Ahead of us we now have a different task, to use everything that was done for the World Cup, to use it effectively, and on this issue we are also counting on your...

Russia tackles World Cup visitors who won't leave

Jan. 25, 2019 9:23 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has a problem with World Cup guests who just won't leave. More than six months after France beat Croatia in the final, more than 5,000 foreigners who arrived on a visa-free system for fans last year have yet to leave the country, a senior policeman told Russian media on Friday. Andrei...