Russia's Putin Says He Won't Attend World Cup Host Announcement in Zurich

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said he won’t attend the announcement of the 2018 FIFA World Cup host country in Zurich tomorrow to avoid putting pressure on the selection committee. He spoke in Moscow today.

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