Ex-FIFA President Meets Putin at World Cup

"I met President Putin yesterday evening. He invited me to his apartment in the Kremlin. It's not the first time I'm there."

Football Philosophers: Russians In the Commentating Box

Russia's commentating tradition is distinguished by patriotism and a certain ...

Russia Accused of Using World Cup to Bury Bad News

Opposition politicians accused the Kremlin of using Russia's World Cup as a cover to avoid dissent while it ...

The Furry Fortune Tellers of the World Cup

This World Cup has an array of fortune-telling animals who hop, glide and paw their way to what may be the winning game predictions.