This weekend’s European Championship draw offers an opportunity to examine the current status of Russia’s progress towards the 2018 World Cup.
December 11, 2015
By Manuel Veth
This Friday, the Union of European Football Associations—the administrative body for association football in Europe—will draw the groups for the European Championship (UEFA Euro 2016) that will take place in France next summer. The Euros, as the European Championships are commonly called, are the world’s second largest soccer tournament. For the first time ever, 24 teams will be participating at the games—only eight teams fewer than soccer’s premier event, the World Cup, which will be hosted …read more
Source: Center on Global Interests