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FIFA World Cup 2018: Russian Hooligans are the latest to come with the threat

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XtraTime Web Desk:
Threats of terrorism and violence continue surrounding the FIFA World Cup 2018, as the Russian Hooligans are the latest on the list.

A shocking dive into social media has revealed thousands of Russian ultras are gearing up to shed blood at the 21st World Cup in June.



 



Groups of raging football hooligans from Moscow and other cities have united on Russia’s popular Facebook alternative, Vkontakte.com (VK), for a large scale operation.



 



In the VK group “Russian Hooligans”, the football ultras have pledged to “unleash hell” during the World Cup.



 



A group moderator posted: “We are starting operation ‘Mundial’. Our plan is already well underway.”



 



Another person threatened in the group: “They’d better go to the gym and prepare themselves somehow.”



Speaking to Ruptly TV, the CEO of the World Cup Local Organising Committee claimed concerns over the rising tensions between rival fans will not have an impact on safety.



 



He said: “We’re not afraid. We can off-balance this criticism with our work, with the quality of the tournament which we are organising, which we have spent a lot of efforts towards organising.



 



“We’re working diligently to make this a memorable experience for all fans. We’re certain that everyone who comes to our country will enjoy it.”



 



Mr Sorokin added appropriate measures have been put in place to ensure the tournaments will be fully prepared to deal with any attempted terror attacks.



 



He said: “Of course, it’s well known that any country can potentially be a victim of terrorist attacks but there are adequate measures to counter that.



 



“We’re certain that the World Cup Russia will be a safe and a comfortable one.”

Speaking to Ruptly TV, the CEO of the World Cup Local Organising Committee claimed concerns over the rising tensions between rival fans will not have an impact on safety.



 



He said: “We’re not afraid. We can off-balance this criticism with our work, with the quality of the tournament which we are organising, which we have spent a lot of efforts towards organising.



 



“We’re working diligently to make this a memorable experience for all fans. We’re certain that everyone who comes to our country will enjoy it.”



 



Mr Sorokin added appropriate measures have been put in place to ensure the tournaments will be fully prepared to deal with any attempted terror attacks.



 



He said: “Of course, it’s well known that any country can potentially be a victim of terrorist attacks but there are adequate measures to counter that.



 



“We’re certain that the World Cup Russia will be a safe and a comfortable one.”



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