Russia hasn’t had it easy since winning the right to stage the 2018 World Cup.
The secret ballot it won in 2010 — beating bids from England, Portugal/Spain and Netherlands/Belgium — was mired in controversy, with soccer’s governing body FIFA having to investigate claims that bribery influenced the voting process.
Russia’s football fan culture has also come under considerable scrutiny due to hooliganism and racist abuse of black players.
With 100 days to go before the start of the Confederations Cup — a FIFA tournament that acts as a precursor to next year’s World Cup — just how ready is Russia to host arguably the world’s biggest sporting event?
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