Only less than a year more to go before Russia hosts one of the biggest sporting events ever played in the planet which is the FIFA World Cup, this is now the perfect time for us to discuss some of the challenges that may come the way of every team who will face Russia in the said tournament. If you are familiar with Russia or if you are updated with all things new about the said country, then for sure, you know that it is surrounded by various kinds of major stories and big news. In this article, what we will be doing is that we will list down some of the greatest challenges that the country may face which people are so concerned about even prior the first kick-off
When you happen to be huge fan of the game to the point that you keep yourself in touch with the news and storied circling around one of the biggest sporting event in the world, we are sure that you know about the controversy that marred the previous World Cups which were held in Brazil and South Africa, with regards to the conditions of building the stadiums and how there are plans of continuing its usage even after the event has ended. On the side for Russia, which will be hosting the FIFA World Cup next year, they seem to be trying to learn from the mistakes of the past which were done by its previous hosts, and news has it that the twelve stadiums that we built or renovated just to suit the standard and the requirement of the sporting event are now completed or almost done. But then again, the efforts of Russia to make the sporting event a successful one are clouded by questions regarding the conditions faced by the workers contracted for the preparation.
With so much negative publicity about Russia especially in western media outlets, it is to be expected to have a charm offensive that will give the football fans the best experience they can ever have. At present, the government of Russia have all front-line volunteers, police and paramedics to take English lessons so that they can be more accommodating to the tourists and they offer free travel to those who have their own tickets from one stadium to another. Yet, as what many of us know, Russia is not a country that, though they are not secluded, is not used to having large volumes of individuals coming and going. In addition to that, Russian football has oftentimes been the center of controversy for racism and this is something that even a prominent anti-racism campaigner like Dr Moshe Kantor have spoken out against.