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Putin 'honoured' to win fair fight

Putin 'honoured' to win fair fight

Vladimir Putin has revealed his honour at Russia being selected to host the 2018 World Cup finals.

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Mark White (Tottenham Hotspur fan) says...

You have to laugh it will be a case of "out of the frying pan" (Russia) and "into the fire" (Qatar)! They will have to play the games at midnight in Qatar because the heat will effect the players in the day time! 2026 for the Moon world cup...FIFA promise it to be out of this world!!!

Posted 13:39 3rd December 2010

Gab Emordi (Liverpool fan) says...

Well, I don't think it is fair to criticise their bid due to the travel, most teams will not have to travel far till after the grop stages, but the behaviour of supporters is an issue and should not have been rewarded by giving them the world cup, although it might be just what the country needs to bring them up to date with most civilised people.

Posted 13:08 3rd December 2010

Col Jackson (Newcastle United fan) says...

The very fact that Putin had to quote 'a fair fight' in the acceptance speech just about says it all. Corruption, lies and all that goes with it, to the very highest of standards.

Posted 09:42 3rd December 2010

Wayne Hallsworth (Manchester United fan) says...

What about all the problems for fans travelling. They refused alot of Manchester United and Chelsea fans in Moscow in 2008 because of visa regulations and said if they have match tickets which mach there passports that will count as visa for the day. Doubt that will happen for the millions flyin in from around the World

Posted 08:17 3rd December 2010

Alex Mayor (Liverpool fan) says...

I am very happy for Russia.At least we need a change,a new experience.Life goes on!It does not matter the world cup was hosted in Africa,Russia keep it up :-)

Posted 01:20 3rd December 2010

Ohidul Ali (Liverpool fan) says...

im not sure how fair it was after FIFA gave England top marks in every technical aspect but missed to actually vote for England to host the world cup.

Posted 00:08 3rd December 2010

John Doe (Manchester United fan) says...

Wonder how putin will sort out the racism? how many black players play in russia? and when they do how much racist chants do they get?? and the travel may be free to stadiums but how long will that take, some cities are 4 hours flight from each other?

Posted 22:24 2nd December 2010

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