Standard & Poor's is warning that many of the Russian host cities for World Cup 2018 will have trouble finding the money to build soccer stadiums.
FIFA approved stadiums for the opening match, semifinals and final of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Fan violence in Russian soccer remains "a concern" and measures including a better ticketing system and security cameras in stadiums will be introduced to ensure fans are safe during the 2018 World Cup.
In a desperate attempt to curb soccer violence in Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is calling for the most notorious hooligans to be banned from matches for life.
Sebastian Coe says in his book that FIFA President Sepp Blatter once described English soccer as being "run by idiots."
The U.S. soccer team will complete its 2012 schedule with an exhibition against Russia at Krasnodar on Nov. 14.
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