Kremlin shoots down graft claims in FIFA’s choosing Russia to host 2018 World Cup

Kremlin shoots down graft claims in FIFA’s choosing Russia to host 2018 World Cup
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Russia has firmly refuted all allegations that corruption was involved when the country was granted the right to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday, APA reports quoting TASS.

"We have read media reports and we cannot understand what is it all about," Peskov said commenting on the US accusations against a number of former high-ranking FIFA officials. "Russia was granted the right to host the world championship on an absolutely legal basis and it has nothing to do with some kind of bribery, which we categorically reject."

Peskov also stressed that Russia had organized the best world football championship in the history of FIFA and "the whole country is proud of it."
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