Russia has invested billions in hosting the World Cup. But little of that has trickled down to the country's small soccer clubs. Outside of Russia's big cities, some stadiums are still in disrepair, and pitches need to be refurbished.
Britain's economy picked up speed in the second quarter despite mounting concerns over a disorderly exit from the European Union. Growth was helped partly by sunny weather and the FIFA Football World Cup.
Qatar, the 2022 World Cup host nation, has been accused of using secret "black operations" to undermine rival bids. It has been claimed a PR firm was hired to put out "fake propaganda" about rival nations.
The World Cup, which is now coming to an end, has offered surprises in many ways. The greatest and most beautiful was the cheerful atmosphere in Russia's cities, says Juri Rescheto.
Four members of the Russian activist group Pussy Riot who disrupted the World Cup final in Moscow say they have been detained again, just as they walked free from prison after serving a 15-day sentence.
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