During the one-hour meeting, the FIFA President praised the Russian Football Union and Russia’s highest political authorities for their commitment to these two major football events.
“I have seen the progress Russia made and although I have not yet staged a FIFA World Cup I was involved in the organisation of four European Championships,” President Infantino said. “As such, I know what enormous work is behind the staging of a FIFA World Cup and can judge what I see. I am very pleased with the commitment expressed by every stakeholder, especially Minister Mutko and the Russian government, involved in the preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and next year’s FIFA Confederations Cup."See more photos below: