Russia is in a dogfight with Algeria to advance to the Round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup but Nike has started to look to the future and the 2018 World Cup that will be hosted by Russia.

The ‘Nike Football: The next wave of Russian football is ready’ video shows how across the country in places like Korobka players are honing their skills in hopes of winning a place on the host nation’s roster.  One such player is Kirill Laptev.  Laptev was identified in the Nike Chance global competition.