Sorokin: We were surprised as anyone when we won 2018 World Cup bid race


By Andrew Warshaw at the Inside World Football Forum in Moscow

June 24 – Alexey Sorokin, the head of Russia’s 2018 World Cup organisers, insisted today that his country had no idea they had prematurely won the vote back in December despite reports at the time that they knew about the landslide victory well before FIFA President Sepp Blatter opened the proverbial envelope.

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