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They think it’s all over: could 2018 spell the beginning of the end for the World Cup?

The world cup in Russia this summer could be a disaster. Football's showpiece event may not recover

By Jonathan Liew   June 2018

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - MAY 13, 2018: A view of Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, a venue of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Mikhail Solunin/TASS

Stray dogs have roamed the streets of Russian cities for as long as anyone can remember. Following the fall of Communism in the 1990s, as prices rose and the economy collapsed, the animals began to proliferate: more people were throwing their pets out onto the street. Then, when the economy bounced back, capitalism began to generate plenty of waste for them to scavenge. Today, some estimates put the number of…

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