Russia’s long wait for World Cup is almost over

Russia’s long wait for World Cup is almost over

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It is perhaps surprising that Russia has never hosted the FIFA World Cup, the biggest of single sport events. Given the poor recent results of the national team, the Russians have a point to prove on the pitch as well as off it. Valery Gazzaev is one of the most respected Russian managers in the game. For vice-president of the Russian FA Serguei Anokhin, the World Cup could prove to be a pivotal moment in Russian football and could enthuse a new generation of top class players.