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Russia's projected 2018 costs spiral

June 13, 2013
By ESPN staff
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has predicted that the total cost for the 2018 World Cup will be more than $20 billion, around double the amount his country originally estimated.

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When Russia first won the bid to host the World Cup back in December 2010, the then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin projected the costs to be around $10 billion. However, in just two-and-a-half years, those costs have spiralled.

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