• World Cup 2018: Racism, Political Tension & Stadia Among Media Hot Topics

    11 days ago - By Deadline

    You have to go back to Argentina '78 for a World Cup played out against a more politically charged backdrop than Russia 2018.
    The tournament has been readied with Russia ever-present on the global news agenda due to wars in Ukraine and Syria, the Olympic doping scandal, meddling in western elections and the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal. Those controversies go some way to explaining why a handful of world leaders have decided not to attend the tournament.
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