Russia is expected to spend at least US$14 billion hosting the World Cup. Photo: AFP
Andrew Zimbalist
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Opinion

Andrew Zimbalist

Why host the Fifa World Cup? The sacrifices seem to outweigh the gains

Chicago’s polite refusal to play host when the tournament goes to the Americas in 2026 makes sense when the scale of the outlay in Russia is considered

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Russia is expected to spend at least US$14 billion hosting the World Cup. Photo: AFP
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