St Petersburg plans huge 2018 police presence as FIFA reports ticket requests hit 4m

By Samindra Kunti

January 26 – Saint Petersburg will carry out a massive 11,000 police officers strong law enforcement operation during the 2018 World Cup when the city will host six matches, including one semi-final, to ensure the safety and security of travelling fans. To date supporters from around the world have requested more than 4 million tickets during the second sales window of World Cup tickets. 

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