Over 30 mln paid by Russian channels for broadcast rights for world cup 2018- Deputy PM

Deputy PM

Over 30 million is being paid by Russian channels for broadcast rights for FIFA world cup 2018, which will be starting this summers in 11 cities of Russia. 

"I can't tell the exact amount but it can exceed 30 million" Mutko Russian Deputy Prime Minister. 

On last Friday FIFA announced that it has completed the broadcasting deal with Russia for football world cup 2018. 

According to FIFA, the broadcasting rights were given to channels like Channel one, RTR and Match TV. 

2017 FIFA Confederation Cup rights were also grabbed by 2Sport2 Consortium, which includes Russian's main channels like Channel One, RTR, Match-TV, and the deal was worth $3.5.million. 

A total of 32 teams are participating in this world cup which is further divided into eight groups with four teams each. The final draw was held on December 1. 

11 Russian Cities which are hosting this world cup are Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod St. Petersburg, Kazan, Rostov-on-Don Sochi, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, and Samara.

The matches of 2018 FIFA world cup will be held between June 14 to July 15 at 12 stadiums which are located in 11 cities mentioned above. 2 Stadiums are located in Moscow. 

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