As Russia prepares for the 2018 World Cup, Peter Schmeichel is traveling to cities where the tournament will be played. The football legend visited Kazan, where he made the traditional dessert and attended a wedding.
Football is known as the great unifier, but Western media is using the Skripal case to urge fans not to go to Russia for the World Cup, saying it's unsafe to do so. FIFA President Gianni Infantino says that perception is untrue.
FIFA has inspected the football arena in Samara, one of 11 Russian cities selected to host matches of the 2018 World Cup. Although there have been construction delays, local authorities promise to finish the work in time, FIFA’s competitions director said.
A 2-year-old polar bear rescued from Russia's Far East who now lives in the Moscow Region has developed not only an interest in football, but quite impressive prediction skills, her carers say, introducing Nika the Bear as an official FIFA oracle.