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Vladimir Putin To Support Russia's 2018 World Cup Bid In Zurich

Russia’s prime minister Vladimir Putin said he will travel to Zurich, Switzerland on December 2 when FIFA are set to announce the winning bid to host the 2018 World Cup, according to a report on

Russia are considered one of the favourites to be awarded the pinnacle event, along with England.

Joint bids from Spain/Portugal and Belgium/the Netherlands, as well as the USA are among the candidates to host the tournament as well.

Putin reportedly revealed his plans in a conversation with the head of Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov.

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