Tatarstan Celebrates Russia’s World Cup Bid With Soccer Marathon (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Tatarstan Celebrates Russia’s World Cup Bid With Soccer Marathon (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Soccer players in the Russian republic of Tatarstan took part in a non-stop tournament for 33 hours ahead of yesterday’s announcement of the host country of the 2018 World Cup. As soccer‘s world governing body, FIFA, declared Russia the winner, the crowd went crazy at the stadium in Kazan, which will host some of the World Cup games.