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Volunteers’ recruitment programme for 2018 football World Cup sets new record

 Agencies |  2017-01-19 17:22:06.0  |  Moscow

A programme for recruiting volunteers for the 2018 football World Cup in Russia has set a new record with around 1,77,000 applications submitted, global governing body FIFA has said.

“This exceeds the previous record by almost 25,000 applications, set four years ago when 1,52,101 applications were received for the 2014 World Cup Brazil,” the statement from FIFA said on Tuesday, reports Tass. The 2018 World Cup as well as the 2017 Confederations Cup Volunteer Recruitment campaign was launched at a ceremony in Moscow on June 1 last year by Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

“In the period from 1 June 2016 to the end of the application period on 30 December, around 1,77,000 people expressed an interest in becoming volunteers for the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC),” the statement said.

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