Russia was confidently leading the list of candidate cities for hosting European Soccer Cup-2008 compiled as a result of soccer fans voting.
According to the survey carried out at the official site of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), almost 56% of respondents voted in favor of Russia.
At the same time, the closest competitor of Russia, Hungary, received only 41% of votes.
Greece, Turkey, Scotland and Ireland follow the leaders.
At the bottom of the list are Bosnia and Herzegovina (0.19%), Austria and Switzerland (0.28%).
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