Departing FIFA president Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize, according to Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Sepp Blatter has told Vladimir Putin that FIFA has “complete trust” in Russia hosting the 2018 World Cup.
FIFA has given the Russian Football Union until next Tuesday to provide information on the Emmanuel Frimpong racism case.
Andre Villas-Boas says criticism of Russia over racism and political issues is "unfair" and that the 2018 World Cup will be "a wonderful event".
St Petersburg is finalising preparations ahead of Saturday's draw for the 2018 World Cup with Sepp Blatter set to attend.
A racist incident that marred the opening match of the Russian Premier League season is to be investigated by FIFA.