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Putin, FIFA and the Confed-Cup

30' (GER)

The Confederations Cup being held this June in Russia is a “dress rehearsal” for the WM 2018.

The honour of hosting The WM 2018, a most prestigious event, should befall Russia’s President, Wladimir Putin. However, in order to officially secure this honour, the President is required to host a “practice” event to demonstrate the future operational structure and procedural organization of the WM 2018. With corruption knocking at Russia’s door, can they successfully host the Confed Cup?

The Confed Cup, which comprises of 8 nations including World Cup champion Germany, should demonstrate the future operational structure and procedural organization of the WM 2018 event and the successful execution of the Confed Cup should grant the country the coveted opportunity of hosting the mega event in 2018. The documentary Putin, FIFA and the Confed-Cup is glance behind the curtains of the big event where soaring costs, festering corruption, human rights abuse and racism shape the agenda and shows how Putin’s promise of a high-standard WM event is but a distant prospect.

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Original Title: Putins Generalprobe - Russland, die FIFA und der Confed Cup
Year: 2017
Length: 30' (GER)
Resolution: HD
Film by: Robert Kempe, Philipp Sohmer, Olga Sviridenko
Produced by: WDR, SWR

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