According to the president of FIFA, SeppBlatter believes that Vladimir Putin and Russia in it’s entirety should be praised for the work that they have been doing in relation to the 2018 World Cup.
SeppBlatter said: “You and the steering committee deserve five stars. Some people want the World Cup to be taken away from Russia, but we give one answer to this we are involved in football and we will not allow politics to get in the way.”
Blatter and Putin were seen together during a sports convention in a Russian resort of Sochi. Both influential figures expressed details concerning the approaching international competition.
There is a budget of £7.9bn which is lower than how it was projected to be last year and this is due to the economic troubles that Russia is experiencing as they had to cut and slash down the administrative costs of the competition for around 10%. The economic struggles of Russia is mainly due to the price of oil having sustained a significant drop in the last few years and this brings a negative string of consequences for Russia as oil is their main export product and are now forced to export it at a cheaper price.
The Indian Football team has moved ahead in the World Cup 2018 qualification tournament of the Asian countries.
India faced Nepal in the opening tie and managed to get better of them after a tough tussle.
The first leg that India had played on the home turf, they had won that easily by 2-0, but, the return leg posed a tougher challenge for them with Nepalese players playing with extra bit of fire in their belly.
The Indians, however, weathered the storm and were able to play a draw to make sure that the lead that they had achieved playing at home, it remained intact.
India has not been a Football mad region traditionally, but recently, with Indian Super League taking place there and some of the legends featuring in that tournament; the people have started taking interest in the game.
A decent crowd was present in Assam to watch the first leg of the India Versus Nepal tie.
If India qualifies for the World Cup, though it’s too tough a prospect to even hope for at this point of time, it would go a long way in the development of Football in the country of thousands of millions of population.
The United States men’s national football team made a huge accomplishments months ago when the American side managed to slip into the knockout stages of the 2014 World Cup as they edged past Portugal and secured the 2nd spot of Group G.
JurgenKlinsmann and his squad were later eliminated after losing against Belgium but it still was a memorable and important feat that they were able to do and now Klinsmann has outlined some of the plans and things that he is thinking about doing in 2015.