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The southern city of Krasnodar, which boasts two clubs, FK Krasnodar and Kuban, in Russia’s top flight, was overlooked last week when FIFA and the local organising committee (LOC) picked 11 cities that will host the 32-team tournament.

Saransk, the smallest of the contenders and with little soccer tradition, was considered an outsider but made the list at the expense of Krasnodar.

“We would like to express our outrage regarding the decision to exclude Krasnodar from the list of host cities for the 2018 World Cup,” the Kuban fans said in an open letter addressed to Putin, Blatter as well as LOC head Vitaly Mutko and posted on their official website (greenmile.ru).

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