14 iunie 2018

Russia defies critics to throw World Cup party


The host nation Russia is one of the lowest-ranked teams in the tournament but has spent more than $13 billion to host football's showpiece. A woman wears Russian flags on her head during the opening ceremony of the FIFA Fan Fest in Nizhny Novgorod on June 14, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup. ( AFP ) The World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday as years of preparations dogged by diplomatic scandals give way to a month-long feast of action on the field. Russia gets the ball rolling [...]