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Russia To Spend $34M On Training Grounds For 2018 FIFA World Cup

Russia's Cabinet of Ministers said that around $34M "will be spent on training grounds for the 2018 football World Cup," according to R-SPORT. The "preparation program for the football extravaganza provides for the construction and renovation of 113 training facilities, 48 of which are listed as 'pre-match training grounds' and the other 65 of which are 'grounds at team base camps.'" The overall cost of the 32-team World Cup is estimated at $20B, with "most of that sum being spent on the 12 stadiums required and their immediate infrastructure in the 11 host cities" (R-SPORT, 1/12).