Russia Opens London Information Centre to Ease 2018 World Cup Hooligan Fears

Russia Opens London Information Centre to Ease 2018 World Cup Hooligan Fears

Next year’s FIFA World Cup hosts, Russia, have opened an information centre at their London tourist office in an effort to soothe any fears fans might have about travelling to the tournament next year.

The nation has already announced plans to issue special identity cards that will be required to enter match venues and can be used as visas to enter the country.

However, the move to give ground-level access to information about the country and the competition shows concerns remain after Russian supporters were blamed for injuring more than 100 England fans at Euro 2016.

Visit Russia spokesman Alexei Cherepanov said of the move: “We want the British people to see that all the doors are open. They can call in to ask any question any time. This is what we are here for, to dispel their doubts about security matters and nuances of the trip.”

Image courtesy of FIFA.

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