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Stinger set up showdown with World Champions

Stinger set up showdown with World Champions

The Aussie Stingers will face the reigning World Champions in the semi final of the FINA World Championships. 22 Jul 2019
Smith lifts lid on World Cup snub

Smith lifts lid on World Cup snub

Socceroo Brad Smith has opened up about his devastation on missing out on the 2018 World Cup in Russia. 10 Sep 2018
Russia to keep using World Cup infrastructure after tournament

Russia to keep using World Cup infrastructure after tournament

Russia plans to keep using the infrastructure created or upgraded in the country ahead of this summer's FIFA World Cup after the tournament came to a close on Sunday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said on Wednesday. 19 Jul 2018
One-month-old baby girl youngest 'football fan' to attend World Cup

One-month-old baby girl youngest 'football fan' to attend World Cup

A one-month-old baby girl was the youngest "football fan" to get a Fan ID, which was obligatory for all ticket holders at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, while the oldest fan to attend this summer's tournament was born in 1920, the Russian Communications Ministry said on Wednesday. 19 Jul 2018
Raiffeisenbank, Papa Jones face fines for World Cup branding breaches

Raiffeisenbank, Papa Jones face fines for World Cup branding breaches

Russia’s Raiffeisenbank and Papa Jones pizzeria franchise could be fined up to 500,000 rubles (about AUS$10,800) after the Moscow office of the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) issued warrants against the two companies for the illegal use of 2018 FIFA World Cup branding. 19 Jul 2018
No Serious Violations of Law Recorded in Russia During FIFA World Cup - Interior Minister

No Serious Violations of Law Recorded in Russia During FIFA World Cup - Interior Minister

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) - No serious violations of law or order were recorded in Russia during this summer's FIFA World Cup as local police was "polite" with football fans, Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev said Wednesday.  18 Jul 2018
Records Broken at World Cup in Russia as Attendance Neared 100% - Deputy Prime Minister

Records Broken at World Cup in Russia as Attendance Neared 100% - Deputy Prime Minister

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) - The FIFA World Cup in Russia broke many records as more than 3 million fans attend the games to secure a near-perfect attendance, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said Wednesday. 18 Jul 2018
FIFA World Cup Visitors Saw Real Russia, Not 'Artificial' Showcase - Putin

FIFA World Cup Visitors Saw Real Russia, Not 'Artificial' Showcase - Putin

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) - The visitors of the 2018 FIFA World Cup got to see the real Russia rather than an "artificial" showcase for the country, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday. 18 Jul 2018
Hosting 2018 FIFA World Cup Turned Russia Into 'Tourist Mecca' - Tourist Association

Hosting 2018 FIFA World Cup Turned Russia Into 'Tourist Mecca' - Tourist Association

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) - Hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup turned Russia into a "tourist mecca" for the first time in many years, Executive Director of the Association of Russian Tour Operators Maya Lomidze said on Wednesday. 18 Jul 2018
Over 90% of Russians Rooted for National Team at 2018 FIFA World Cup - Poll

Over 90% of Russians Rooted for National Team at 2018 FIFA World Cup - Poll

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) - More than 90 percent of Russians supported their national team at the FIFA World Cup, which came to a close on Sunday, a poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center revealed on Wednesday. 18 Jul 2018
US fans biggest spenders at World Cup

US fans biggest spenders at World Cup

US football fans spent 5.6 billion rubles (around AUS$122m) during the FIFA World Cup in Russia, which is the highest total among all of the foreign visitors, a survey conducted by Russia's largest bank Sberbank revealed. 18 Jul 2018
Foreign fans spent around $1.5b in Russia during World Cup - Russia's Sberbank

Foreign fans spent around $1.5b in Russia during World Cup - Russia's Sberbank

Foreign football fans spent around $1.5 billion (more than AUS$2billion) in the European part of Russia during the 2018 FIFA Word Cup, a survey conducted by Russia's largest bank Sberbank revealed on Tuesday. 18 Jul 2018
Qatar to make use of Russia World Cup experience

Qatar to make use of Russia World Cup experience

Qatar has learned how to properly organise the 2022 FIFA World Cup from Russia's successful experience hosting the tournament this summer, Qatari Minister of Municipality and the Environment Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi said. 18 Jul 2018
Suarez world’s best striker - Ignashevich

Suarez world’s best striker - Ignashevich

Former Russia defender Sergei Ignashevich said one of his most memorable matches of this summer's FIFA World Cup was against Uruguay and that striker Luis Suarez is arguably the best player in the world. 18 Jul 2018
FIFA World Cup Not to Influence Inflation in Russia, to Boost Regions' Growth - Ministry

FIFA World Cup Not to Influence Inflation in Russia, to Boost Regions' Growth - Ministry

MOSCOW, July 16 (Sputnik) - The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will not significantly affect Russia's key macroeconomic indexes including inflation, but will boost the development of the country's regions, the press service of the Russian Economic Development Ministry told Sputnik on Monday. 16 Jul 2018
Russian Prime Minister Says Sure FIFA World Cup to Change Perception of Russia Abroad

Russian Prime Minister Says Sure FIFA World Cup to Change Perception of Russia Abroad

MOSCOW, July 16 (Sputnik) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday that hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup would change the way Russia is seen abroad. 16 Jul 2018
UEFA President Says Russia Met Challenge of Welcoming World Cup 'With Great Aplomb'

UEFA President Says Russia Met Challenge of Welcoming World Cup 'With Great Aplomb'

MOSCOW, July 16 (Sputnik) - Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President Aleksander Ceferin said on Monday that Russia had met the challenge of welcoming the 2018 FIFA World Cup "with great aplomb." 16 Jul 2018
Russian Embassy in US Marks FIFA World Cup Celebrations With Concert of Jazz Legend Butman

Russian Embassy in US Marks FIFA World Cup Celebrations With Concert of Jazz Legend Butman

WASHINGTON, July 16 (Sputnik) - The Russian Embassy in the United States has marked the celebrations dedicated to the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a concert of Russian saxophone virtuoso Igor Butman and the Igor Butman Quintet. 16 Jul 2018
Russia Hosted Best World Cup Ever - Spartak Moscow Midfielder

Russia Hosted Best World Cup Ever - Spartak Moscow Midfielder

MOSCOW, July 15 (Sputnik) - Spartak Moscow midfielder Ivelin Popov told Sputnik on Sunday that Russia had hosted the best World Cup ever. 16 Jul 2018
Croatia Coach Olic Praises 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as Best He Has Attended

Croatia Coach Olic Praises 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as Best He Has Attended

MOSCOW, July 15 (Sputnik) -  Croatia coach Ivica Olic said on Sunday that the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia was the best of the four World Cups that he had attended. 16 Jul 2018
Russia Hosted Brilliant 2018 FIFA World Cup - World Cup Ambassador

Russia Hosted Brilliant 2018 FIFA World Cup - World Cup Ambassador

MOSCOW, July 15 (Sputnik) - Russia's first-ever FIFA World Cup was brilliant, World Cup Ambassador Victoria Lopyreva told Sputnik on Sunday. 16 Jul 2018