The result of the ballot for the allocation of World Cup 2018 was known a day in advance by the Russian delegation, claims The Sun. The British tabloid reports that the Russian ambassador Alexey Sorokin knew the outcome of the World Cup on Wednesday.
The Sun UK cites a source who had spoken to Sorokin Wednesday, “Sorokin, knew that Russia clearly had enough votes to win. He told the England team that he knew the outcome of the vote. The 2018 World Cup came to Russia .
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was not present at the Russian presentation, according to Sorokin, because he already knew the outcome with confidence and he could return home.