Russia will host the 2018 World Cup.
Despite Russia’s lack of success at the World Cup in Brazil, interest in football remains high. After being knocked out in the group stage at the 2014 World Cup, Russia is looking to perform much better in 2018 when the tournament will be on their home turf.
There are also questions about whether Russia can afford to host the World Cup, after spending $50 billion on the Sochi Winter Olympics. This is in addition to concerns that their infrastructure will be insufficient.
CCTV’s Natalie Powell reports from Moscow.