Russian president Vladimir Putin holding the FIFA World Cup Trophy at a pre-tournament ceremony in Moscow, September 2017
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Russian president Vladimir Putin holding the FIFA World Cup Trophy at a pre-tournament ceremony in Moscow, September 2017

The U.S. didn’t make the cut for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but Americans will still be represented when competition kicks off today in Russia — by a group of student journalists from Kennesaw State University. They’re in Moscow to report, podcast and live tweet the global spectacle, and yes, this plum assignment actually counts for college credit.

 

 

 

 On Second Thought's Virginia Prescott spoke with KSU seniors Virginia Wyckoff and Alex Keller, as well as their professor, Carolyn Carlson about their reporting on the Fifa World Cup. She also got an update on the soccer tournament with GPB's own Taylor Gantt.

We spoke with KSU seniors Virginia Wyckoff and Alex Keller, as well as their professor, Carolyn Carlson.

GPB’s Taylor Gantt (“purveyor of all sport!” per his Twitter bio) also gave us a primer on what to expect from the tournament and how the U.S. team’s absence could affect viewership this side of the Atlantic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31y-Brg77aA