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Russia's bid has been shrouded in some controversy, linked heavily with negative insinuations on England's chances of hosting the World Cup.
These stories aside, the first problem that comes to mind is a geographical one.
The amount of potential travelling around Europe's biggest nation from game to game could be staggering. The distances involved could mean internal flights would be required for fans to get from ground to ground (nations are limited to how many grounds can be in one area), which would massively increase the cost of the journey.
In a time when C02 emissions are counted so carefully, thousands of people flying and driving would certainly anger campaigners.
Russia's public transport outside of central hubs is another issue needing rectifying.
Ground wise, the Russian league is well equipped with stadia, though they are not as luxurious as other parts of the world.
This might be remedied as the Russian bid team have been quoted as saying that there is 10 billion euros for use should they win the bid.
Some of this would go into extending current stadiums to create an "elite" stadium as the World Cup final stadium must seat at least 80,000 people.