other sports rights owners that have also been affected to protect its interests." 239 240 In the United States, the 2018 World Cup was the first. It has since hosted the 2015 World Aquatics Championship and the 2017 fifa Confederations Cup. "Fox and Telemundo 2018 World Cup ratings are down 44 percent from 2014". Retrieved "Match report Group H Poland v Colombia" (PDF). 51 Venues Russia proposed the following host cities: Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, and Yekaterinburg. Retrieved 20 December 2017. He also said, "We are not going to be in a situation, as is the case of one, two or even three stadiums in South Africa, where it is a problem of what you do with these stadiums". 172 International Football Association Board technical director David Elleray stated a belief that this was due to the introduction of VAR, since players would know that they would not be able to get away with anything under the new system. 209 On, the FBI confirmed that the federal authorities were investigating the bidding and awarding processes for the 20 World Cups.
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