– For me, as a Portuguese, the bid made by Spain and Portugal, obviously, has enormous significance. But today, when I play in Russia, I have a special feeling for the country: I want the World Cup to be played both in my native country and in Russia. I think Russia really does deserve the right to host the World Cup. It`s a fantastic country for a tournament like the World Cup. This will be a really tough decision for FIFA, and I`m sure that all the particularities about whether a country hosted the World Cup before or not will be taken into account.
Five hours left until FIFA makes its decision: Bruno Alves about Russia’s bid
Over the last month we offered Zenit players to read the brochure detailing Russia's World Cup bid, then asked each player to evaluate Russia’s chances for the tournament.