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Abramovich jets into South Africa to lobby for Russia World Cup bid

By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

June 10 – Roman Abramovich has flown to South Africa to make his first formal appearance in Russia’s campaign to host the 2018 World Cup, lobbying against England even though he is the owner of Premier League champions Chelsea.

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