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Another Russian Spy Scandal: This Time in Soccer

No, not really, you never get chance to have such a sensational headline. But there are some very serious questions that need to be answered concerning the similarities between the stadium that hosted the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 final and the Mordovia Arena in Russia.

Mordavia is one of the venues for the FIFA World 2018 Cup Russia. The city is ranked as the 62nd largest cities in Russia. Thus the population of 300,000 means they need a smaller stadium.

This is one of the very few differences between the two stadiums. The FNB stadium is considerably larger with a capacity of 94,000. This is some 50,000 seats more than the Mordovia Arena.

Beautiful Regardless

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The architects of the South African Stadium are flattered. This has to be a breath of fresh air. Boogertman and Partners director, Bob Van Bebber said the company will not take action against the designers of the Mordovia Arena.

He says he does not know the design processes that resulted in the striking similarities. Therefore he had no basis to accuse anyone of anything. And in regards to the obvious similarities, he said that he sees them too. The company’s position is that if the Mordovia Arena was inspired by their creation then it is a compliment.

It will not affect the real money gambling

Thousands if not millions of people will be placing real money bets at the best online casinos for real money and sports betting sites on the games to be played in the beautiful stadia all over Russia. There will be more people betting on the matches to be held in the Mordovia than in matches at the FNB stadium during the 2010 World Cup. This is due to the technological advances that have seen real money online gambling becoming popular worldwide.

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