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SBD Global/June 17, 2013/International Football
Football Notes: Russian PM Says 2018 World Cup Will Cost More Than $20B
Published June 17, 2013
FOOTBALL EVENTS: Organizers of a preseason friendly between Arsenal and Vietnam's national team "are facing a battle to ensure the match goes ahead after the owners of the Hanoi stadium involved hiked up their fees" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 6/14). ... The Indian government "has pledged its support" for the country’s bid to host the FIFA U17 World Cup in '17. The backing of the government "means that the All India Football Federation can now proceed with its bid, safe in the knowledge that its tilt at the tournament will be supported by basic financial guarantees from the state" (SOCCEREX, 6/14). ... Major League Soccer side N.Y. Red Bulls "finally announced their long-rumored friendly against seven-time Ligue 1 winner, Olympique Lyonnais for July 16 at 8pm at Red Bull Arena" (N.Y. POST, 6/14).