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Hooligan, terror risk pushed up Russia World Cup insurance premiums

Reuters  |  LONDON 

By Carolyn Cohn, Simon Jessop and Noor Zainab HussainLONDON (Reuters) - The risk of terror attacks and damage from hooligans has pushed up premiums for businesses and players buying insurance for the soccer World Cup in Russia compared to the previous event in Brazil, brokers and insurers say. The insured value of the event is over $10 billion, they estimate. Premiums against terror attacks are around 10 percent higher than the last World Cup in 2014 or previous World Cups.Stadium owners, ticketing agents, catering companies and players are among those insuring against risks that also include ...

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 22:19 IST