All of the 2018 host cities in Russia have been invited to the Soccerex Global Convention, 30 November-5 December at the Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro, with the support of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Local Organising Committee CEO Alexei Sorokin. Soccerex reports an extremely positive reply from over half of the cities. Whilst at the Convention, representatives from these cities will take part in a special Russian workshop where they will discuss the different projects they’re undertaking in order to host the world of football.
Alexei Sorokin said:
We have always been a big supporter of Soccerex and are looking forward to getting more deeply involved with the Global Convention over the course of the next few years in the build up to the next World cup – starting with Rio this year and then in Manchester from 2014. It provides an invaluable platform for us in world football and we are already engaged in deep discussion to bring Soccerex to Russia. I am personally looking forward to being in Rio at the Maracanã and on Copacabana beach!
There will also be a workshop by the Organising Committee of the proposed United Football League between Russia and Ukraine to explore the emergence of supranational leagues and their influence on the development of football across the world.