Vladimir Putin exulted in Zurich during a news conference organized hours after officials from FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, had announced his country had won the bid to host the World Cup in 2018. It was December 2010. Though the highly anticipated vote had been trailed by accusations of corruption, the high-profile arrests of the […]
Putin hoped his World Cup bid would improve relations with the West. They’ve suffered instead.
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