Putin urged the organizing committee to tune in to finalize preparations for the 2018 World Cup

FIFA head Gianni Infantino and Vladimir Putin

SOCHI, May 3. / TASS /. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin called on the organizing committee of the World Cup 2018 to tune in the final part of the preparation for the competition.

"It was already said to me about this a little earlier, and Mr. Infantino (FIFA President Gianni Infantino) also said, as far as we can see from the video link, indeed in all regions, in all the cities where the World Cup games are to be played, the sun is shining, and, as he said, this is a good sign. I want to set you all up for the completion of the preparation for the championship", – Putin said at a meeting of the supervisory board of the organizing committee "Russia-2018".

The Russian leader wished the participants of the meeting successful and efficient work on preparation and holding of the World Cup. The head of state noted that there are still some points to be worked out, he expressed confidence that the members of the organizing committee have good experience, professional teams and a great desire to hold the tournament at the highest level.

"Thank you for the stage of the work that is nearing completion, I wish you success", – Putin summed up.

The World Championship will be held from June 14 to July 15 in 11 cities of Russia.


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