Arabic | Kurdish



Russia beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in FIFA World Cup opener

2018/06/14 | 21:10

(Iraq Now News)- The 2018 FIFA World Cup takes place between June 14 and July 15 with 32 teams from five different confederations competing.

As the host nation, Russia received automatic qualification to this summer’s tournament.

A bidding nation requires a majority of 12 votes to host the tournament.

Russia notably beat the likes of Portugal, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and England in the bidding process to host the 2018 tournament, winning 13 votes.

‘Security is Russia’s top concern’

Ahead of the tournament, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich told Kurdistan 24 that Moscow had taken all the necessary security measures to protect fans and players during and after the World Cup.

“We know how to do those things.

We had experience with Olympic games in Sochi, and other big international events,” Dvorkovich said.

Note: The post (Russia beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in FIFA World Cup opener) appeared first on (Kurdistan 24) and do not necessarily reflect the position of IraqNow.news.
You can read the original text from the source (Kurdistan 24).










Trending Now


⋙ Saudi Arabia admits critic Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate

⋙ Roundup: Iraqi president says elimination of corruption priority of new gov't

⋙ How the Saudi narrative on Khashoggi evolved

⋙ Iran sent Hezbollah advanced weapons to turn rockets into precision missiles

⋙ Saudi explanation for Khashoggi murder dismissed as ‘absurd‘

Videos - Photos

⋙ Turkish FM denies giving Khashoggi case recordings to US officials (video)

⋙ Syrian security forces graduate hundreds of new personnel (video)

⋙ Palestinian photojournalist Mahmud Hams wins award for Gaza protest image


ISIS News

⋙ Turkish FM denies giving Khashoggi case recordings to US officials (video)

⋙ Syrian security forces graduate hundreds of new personnel (video)

⋙ ISIS take 700 hostages in US-controlled Syria – Putin

⋙ Syrian Army unleashes powerful assault against ISIS terrorists in southern Syria (video)

⋙ Return of unusual Sufi ceremonies banned under ISIS

⋙ Saudi royal family ‘discussing succession‘ over Khashoggi crisis

⋙ Brisbane priest witnesses the Church and people of Iraq rebuilding after ISIS devastated their country