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A man walks out of a 2018 FIFA World Cup Venue Ticketing Centre shortly after its opening in Rostov-on-Don, Russia April 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov
A man walks out of a 2018 FIFA World Cup Venue Ticketing Centre shortly after its opening in Rostov-on-Don
A man walks out of a 2018 FIFA World Cup Venue Ticketing Centre shortly after its opening in Rostov-on-Don, Russia April 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov
Fifa’s fantastical diversions: stop fretting about Russia, start meddling with Qatar
Fifa’s fantastical diversions: stop fretting about Russia, start meddling with Qatar
Fifa’s fantastical diversions: stop fretting about Russia, start meddling with Qatar
Fifa’s fantastical diversions: stop fretting about Russia, start meddling with Qatar
Fifa’s fantastical diversions: stop fretting about Russia, start meddling with Qatar
Fifa’s fantastical diversions: stop fretting about Russia, start meddling with Qatar
Gianni Infantino with Vladimir Putin at December’s World Cup draw. The Fifa president and Russia’s president will have plenty more photo opportunities this summer.
Fifa’s fantastical diversions: stop fretting about Russia, start meddling with Qatar
Gianni Infantino with Vladimir Putin at December’s World Cup draw. The Fifa president and Russia’s president will have plenty more photo opportunities this summer.
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2014 file photo, Russian Cossack soldiers stand guard on a bridge at the ski resort Rosa Khutor in Krasnaya Polyana outside the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, where the snow and sliding sports venues for the 2014 Winter Olympics are located. Around 200 Cossacks will be drafted in to provide security at 2018 World Cup games in Russia to help security forces around the stadium and airport. Some will double as entertainers with displays of horseback stunt-riding. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)
Cossacks on horseback enlisted to guard World Cup in Russia
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2014 file photo, Russian Cossack soldiers stand guard on a bridge at the ski resort Rosa Khutor in Krasnaya Polyana outside the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, where the snow and sliding sports venues for the 2014 Winter Olympics are located. Around 200 Cossacks will be drafted in to provide security at 2018 World Cup games in Russia to help security forces around the stadium and airport. Some will double as entertainers with displays of horseback stunt-riding. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)
The former Brazil international has backed the PSG star to inspire his country at this year's tournament in Russia, after suffering an injury in 2014
Neymar will be a World Cup great, says Serginho
The former Brazil international has backed the PSG star to inspire his country at this year's tournament in Russia, after suffering an injury in 2014
A bear in Russia was used to help kick-off a match in the Russian league, and the animal rights' group has criticised the decision
PETA condemns 'brutal' treatment of bear used to kick off Russian league match
A bear in Russia was used to help kick-off a match in the Russian league, and the animal rights' group has criticised the decision
World Cup 2018 schedule: All the groups, fixtures, kick-off times and venues for the tournament in Russia
World Cup 2018 schedule: All the groups, fixtures, kick-off times and venues for the tournament in Russia
World Cup 2018 schedule: All the groups, fixtures, kick-off times and venues for the tournament in Russia
The Swedish striker insists he will be in Russia, but he stopped short of confirming he will play in the tournament
'A World Cup without me wouldn't be a World Cup' - Ibrahimovic going to Russia
The Swedish striker insists he will be in Russia, but he stopped short of confirming he will play in the tournament
Russia won bid to host 2018 World Cup by corruption, says David Cameron
Russia won bid to host 2018 World Cup by corruption, says David Cameron
Russia won bid to host 2018 World Cup by corruption, says David Cameron
Russia won bid to host 2018 World Cup by corruption, says David Cameron
Russia won bid to host 2018 World Cup by corruption, says David Cameron
Russia won bid to host 2018 World Cup by corruption, says David Cameron
Neymar delivers Brazil World Cup boost as PSG star expects to be ready for Russia
Neymar delivers Brazil World Cup boost as PSG star expects to be ready for Russia
Neymar delivers Brazil World Cup boost as PSG star expects to be ready for Russia
Neymar delivers Brazil World Cup boost as PSG star expects to be ready for Russia
Neymar delivers Brazil World Cup boost as PSG star expects to be ready for Russia
Neymar delivers Brazil World Cup boost as PSG star expects to be ready for Russia
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich (L) takes part in a soccer match between UNAIDS FC and Team Rosich, as part of the campaign to struggle against the AIDSs epidemic and discrimination, in Moscow, Russia April 17, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dvorkovich takes part in a soccer match, as part of the campaign to struggle against the AIDSs epidemic and discrimination, in Moscow
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich (L) takes part in a soccer match between UNAIDS FC and Team Rosich, as part of the campaign to struggle against the AIDSs epidemic and discrimination, in Moscow, Russia April 17, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Russian Football Union following racist chanting during a friendly fixture in St Petersburg
FIFA charge Russia over racist taunts aimed at Pogba & Co. during France friendly
Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Russian Football Union following racist chanting during a friendly fixture in St Petersburg
Fifa charges 2018 World Cup host Russia for fan racism
Fifa charges 2018 World Cup host Russia for fan racism
Fifa charges 2018 World Cup host Russia for fan racism
Fifa charges 2018 World Cup host Russia for fan racism
Fifa charges 2018 World Cup host Russia for fan racism
Fifa charges 2018 World Cup host Russia for fan racism
Fifa charge World Cup hosts Russia over racist chants during France friendly
Fifa charge World Cup hosts Russia over racist chants during France friendly
Fifa charge World Cup hosts Russia over racist chants during France friendly
Fifa charge World Cup hosts Russia over racist chants during France friendly
Fifa charge World Cup hosts Russia over racist chants during France friendly
Fifa charge World Cup hosts Russia over racist chants during France friendly
Argentina were without their star man in March but his coach at the Camp Nou says he will be ready for the World Cup in Russia
'Messi has the energy for the World Cup' - Valverde brushes off Argentina's fitness concerns
Argentina were without their star man in March but his coach at the Camp Nou says he will be ready for the World Cup in Russia
Two lucky members of Young Bafana have been given an opportunity to attend the Fifa World Cup opening ceremony in Russia
Young Bafana is heading to Russia!
Two lucky members of Young Bafana have been given an opportunity to attend the Fifa World Cup opening ceremony in Russia
Russia is following England's lead with an animal logo for its top football league
Russia is following England's lead with an animal logo for its top football league
Russia is following England's lead with an animal logo for its top football league
Russia is following England's lead with an animal logo for its top football league (AFP Photo/Alexander NEMENOV)
Russia is following England's lead with an animal logo for its top football league
Russia is following England's lead with an animal logo for its top football league (AFP Photo/Alexander NEMENOV)
Indonesian children living in slums populated by trash pickers are aiming big and training hard to make their mark at the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia. Off the pitch, the kids will take part in art lessons, workshops and there is a conference focused on disadvantaged youth.
Street side: Indonesia slum kids eye youth 'World Cup'
Indonesian children living in slums populated by trash pickers are aiming big and training hard to make their mark at the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia. Off the pitch, the kids will take part in art lessons, workshops and there is a conference focused on disadvantaged youth.
Indonesian children living in slums populated by trash pickers are aiming big and training hard to make their mark at the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia. Off the pitch, the kids will take part in art lessons, workshops and there is a conference focused on disadvantaged youth.
Street side: Indonesia slum kids eye youth 'World Cup'
Indonesian children living in slums populated by trash pickers are aiming big and training hard to make their mark at the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia. Off the pitch, the kids will take part in art lessons, workshops and there is a conference focused on disadvantaged youth.
Indonesian children living in slums populated by trash pickers are aiming big and training hard to make their mark at the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia. Off the pitch, the kids will take part in art lessons, workshops and there is a conference focused on disadvantaged youth.
Street side: Indonesia slum kids eye youth 'World Cup'
Indonesian children living in slums populated by trash pickers are aiming big and training hard to make their mark at the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia. Off the pitch, the kids will take part in art lessons, workshops and there is a conference focused on disadvantaged youth.
Indonesian children living in slums populated by trash pickers are aiming big and training hard to make their mark at the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia. Off the pitch, the kids will take part in art lessons, workshops and there is a conference focused on disadvantaged youth.
Street side: Indonesia slum kids eye youth 'World Cup'
Indonesian children living in slums populated by trash pickers are aiming big and training hard to make their mark at the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia. Off the pitch, the kids will take part in art lessons, workshops and there is a conference focused on disadvantaged youth.
Indonesian children living in slums populated by trash pickers are aiming big and training hard to make their mark at the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia. Off the pitch, the kids will take part in art lessons, workshops and there is a conference focused on disadvantaged youth.
Street side: Indonesia slum kids eye youth 'World Cup'
Indonesian children living in slums populated by trash pickers are aiming big and training hard to make their mark at the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia. Off the pitch, the kids will take part in art lessons, workshops and there is a conference focused on disadvantaged youth.
Indonesian children living in slums populated by trash pickers are aiming big and training hard to make their mark at the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia. Off the pitch, the kids will take part in art lessons, workshops and there is a conference focused on disadvantaged youth.
Street side: Indonesia slum kids eye youth 'World Cup'
Indonesian children living in slums populated by trash pickers are aiming big and training hard to make their mark at the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia. Off the pitch, the kids will take part in art lessons, workshops and there is a conference focused on disadvantaged youth.
Indonesian children living in slums populated by trash pickers are aiming big and training hard to make their mark at the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia. Off the pitch, the kids will take part in art lessons, workshops and there is a conference focused on disadvantaged youth.
Street side: Indonesia slum kids eye youth 'World Cup'
Indonesian children living in slums populated by trash pickers are aiming big and training hard to make their mark at the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia. Off the pitch, the kids will take part in art lessons, workshops and there is a conference focused on disadvantaged youth.
Indonesian children living in slums populated by trash pickers are aiming big and training hard to make their mark at the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia. Off the pitch, the kids will take part in art lessons, workshops and there is a conference focused on disadvantaged youth.
Street side: Indonesia slum kids eye youth 'World Cup'
Indonesian children living in slums populated by trash pickers are aiming big and training hard to make their mark at the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia. Off the pitch, the kids will take part in art lessons, workshops and there is a conference focused on disadvantaged youth.
Soccer Football - Russian Football Championship - FC Rostov vs SKA-Khabarovsk - Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - April 15, 2018 General view inside the stadium during the match. REUTERS/Sergei Pivovarov
Russian Football Championship - FC Rostov vs SKA-Khabarovsk
Soccer Football - Russian Football Championship - FC Rostov vs SKA-Khabarovsk - Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - April 15, 2018 General view inside the stadium during the match. REUTERS/Sergei Pivovarov
Sweden's all-time top scorer could be set to come out of international retirement to feature at the competition in Russia
Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals 'sky-high' chances of playing at the World Cup
Sweden's all-time top scorer could be set to come out of international retirement to feature at the competition in Russia
Soccer Football - Russian Football Championship - Ural vs Spartak Moscow - Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia - April 15, 2018 Spartak Moscow's fans cheer their team. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Russian Football Championship - Ural vs Spartak Moscow
Soccer Football - Russian Football Championship - Ural vs Spartak Moscow - Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia - April 15, 2018 Spartak Moscow's fans cheer their team. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Soccer Football - Russian Football Championship - Ural vs Spartak Moscow - Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia - April 15, 2018 A soccer ball is seen on the pitch during the match. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Russian Football Championship - Ural vs Spartak Moscow
Soccer Football - Russian Football Championship - Ural vs Spartak Moscow - Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia - April 15, 2018 A soccer ball is seen on the pitch during the match. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Soccer Football - Russian Football Championship - Ural vs Spartak Moscow - Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia - April 15, 2018 Ural's players celebrate their first goal scored by Eric Bicfalvi. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Russian Football Championship - Ural vs Spartak Moscow
Soccer Football - Russian Football Championship - Ural vs Spartak Moscow - Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia - April 15, 2018 Ural's players celebrate their first goal scored by Eric Bicfalvi. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Soccer Football - Russian Football Championship - Ural vs Spartak Moscow - Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia - April 15, 2018 Street performers pose in front of the stadium before the match. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Russian Football Championship - Ural vs Spartak Moscow
Soccer Football - Russian Football Championship - Ural vs Spartak Moscow - Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia - April 15, 2018 Street performers pose in front of the stadium before the match. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Soccer Football - Russian Football Championship - Ural vs Spartak Moscow - Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia - April 15, 2018 Spartak Moscow's Ze Luis in action with Ural's Roman Emelyanov and Varazdat Haroyan. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Russian Football Championship - Ural vs Spartak Moscow
Soccer Football - Russian Football Championship - Ural vs Spartak Moscow - Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia - April 15, 2018 Spartak Moscow's Ze Luis in action with Ural's Roman Emelyanov and Varazdat Haroyan. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Soccer Football - Russian Football Championship - Ural vs Spartak Moscow - Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia - April 15, 2018 Fans during the match. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Russian Football Championship - Ural vs Spartak Moscow
Soccer Football - Russian Football Championship - Ural vs Spartak Moscow - Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia - April 15, 2018 Fans during the match. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
The midfielder scored the winning goal against Argentina in the 2014 final and insists he is even more mature and ready to do the same again in Russia
Gotze eager to fire Germany to another World Cup triumph
The midfielder scored the winning goal against Argentina in the 2014 final and insists he is even more mature and ready to do the same again in Russia

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