2018 FIFA World Cup
Russia has been awarded the 2018 Football World Cup, and will soon start developing the 16 ultra-modern football stadiums across 13 host cities it promised in its ambitious winning bid. "We go to new lands," Sepp Blatter, FIFA president, said as he unveiled the winner. The event will force Russia to modernise much of its transport infrastructure and relax its strict visa requirements, both to the long-term benefit of tourists to the country. It will also need to address its local footballs fans' well-earned reputation for violence and xenophobia.
Date: 2018 TBA