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FIFA 2018 World Cup Draw promises excitement for fans, football and commerce

The FIFA World Cup draw was held today in the State Kremlin Palace inside the Moscow Kremlin with the groups drawn by Gary Lineker with Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya. The former England international and Russian journalist were assisted by Nikita Simonyan, Diego Forlan, Diego Maradona, Laurent Blanc, Miraslov Klose, Gordon Banks, Cafu, Fabio Cannavaro and Carles Puyol. The top seeds in Pot 1 included Russia, the host country, and the highest-ranked teams as of October 2017: Germany, Brazil, Portugal,…
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FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off a busy year for Russian hosts

The Russian men's national team has kicked off what promises to be a historic year with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand. Nobody knows more than the Russian FA that this summer’s FIFA Confederations Cup is an essential test run for the nation's selection to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup next year. Even though the Confederations Cup is a far smaller tournament, featuring just four host cities and a fraction of the games due to be played next year,…
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