Russia To Host 2018 FIFA World Cup Tournament

Published Monday, July 14, 2014 -
Russia To Host 2018 FIFA World Cup Tournament

The FIFA World Cup 2014 is over and the competition begins anew for the next FIFA Championship in 2018 in Russia. The Cup which was won by Germany this time around will travel to Russia which won the bid to host the Football Championship in four years.

As a symbolic gesture ahead of the FIFA World Cup™ Final in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Blatter came together to take part in a 2014/2018 FIFA World Cup hand-over ceremony.  It has been a truly memorable tournament, the focus will soon shift to 2018 when the biggest country in the world gets set to host football’s flagship event for the first time. Russia has eleven cities set out to host the tournament covering much of the huge country.

FIFA President Blatter commented after the hand-over ceremony, “FIFA’s World Cup in Brazil had a very special message to give – a message of togetherness and of connecting people, a message of peace and of anti-discrimination. We have enjoyed a successful World Cup and we will have a legacy in this country. At the same time there is a responsibility for the next host country and I’m confident that Russia will take on this responsibility and also give us a wonderful World Cup to remember in 2018,”

Dilma Rousseff the President of Brazil also commented, "Brazil is very proud for once again having staged the biggest football celebration in the world. In the last 30 days the world has been connected to Brazil, celebrating goals with a lot of emotion in the 12 host cities and making this the World Cup of World Cups. I am sure that everyone who came to Brazil, like tourists and delegations, will take back memories of our hospitality and joy, and we Brazilians also have unforgettable memories. I wish the Russian people great success in the organisation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup."

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