Shun neg­a­tiv­ity: Rus­sia

The Hitavada - - WORLD CUP -

THE Rus­sian foot­ball com­mu­nity has made a fer­vent ap­peal to the game’s stake­hold­ers, in­clud­ing the glo­be­trot­ting fans, to “shun neg­a­tiv­ity” and get be­hind the coun­try as it geared up to host its maiden FIFA World Cup start­ing Thurs­day.

The Rus­sian Foot­ball Union’s di­rec­tor gen­eral, Alek­sandr Alaev, urged foot­ball fans from across the world to ig­nore “some crit­i­cal re­marks” on the coun­try host­ing the tour­na­ment.

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