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2018 WC Host City's Mayor Says Residents Should Leave During Tournament

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 20 / 17

Kaliningrad, Russia, Mayor Alexander Yaroshuk is reportedly "urging residents" to clean up their yards, avoid fights and leave the city before 2018 World Cup matches are held there, according to the MOSCOW TIMES. Leaving Kaliningrad "is voluntary, but strongly encouraged, since city roads will ...

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