World Cup organisers make final touches to Luzhniki Stadium

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In March, English police had to reassure Russian authorities only "genuine fans" would go after more than 100 supporters were arrested when England played the Netherlands in Amsterdam.

The Egyptian national team have continued their preparations in their training camp in Grozny, Russia ahead of their opening game against Uruguay on June 15 in the 2018 World Cup's Group A.

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) said this year's opening ceremony will have a "slightly different format", focusing on "musical acts and will take place much closer to kick-off". The Trophy Tour has been a great platform to get the entire world and the host country excited for the 2018 FIFA World Cup that kicks off in less than one week.

Russia's president Vladimir Putin has manned the mission to present an warmer and more open Russian Federation to the world, and has looked to complete the tournament preparations by sticking to a budget reported to be around £7.4billion. In the 1990s, Williams was a part of the pop group "Take That".

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Since 2006, every new edition of the FIFA World Cup™ has brought with it the promise of a new Trophy Tour travelling and touching down in new cities and meeting new fans.

Peskov said the list of foreign guests "who will share with us the joy of the World Cup" is being updated.

A total of six stadiums have been constructed ahead of the tournament with two more, including the Luzhniki, undergoing redevelopments to make them World Cup-ready.

Federation Internationale de Football Association notes that the new Elo method has been used in other sports for a number of years and is even involved in calculating the women's world rankings, with a specific version (SUM) developed especially to take into account FIFA's considerations.

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