Friday, 22 April 2016

FIFA president Gianni Infantino meets Russian President Vladmir Putin (photos)

FIFA President Gianni Infantino, concluded his two-day first official visit to the Host Nation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, by with the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, to discuss preparations for the World Cup and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. 

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."
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