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Russia: Moscow to brief new FIFA president on World Cup preparations01:47

Russia: Moscow to brief new FIFA president on World Cup preparations

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 10, 2016 at 10:10 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russia will report in detail on its World Cup preparations to a committee headed by new FIFA president Gianni Infantino in Zurich on March 16, Russian Sports Minister Vitali Mutko said during a press statement in Moscow on Thursday. "There is also due to be a FIFA inspection in Russia and also, in April, a FIFA Organisation Committee meeting in Nizhniy Novgorod," he added.

Mutko said that two out of 12 stadiums earmarked for the World Cup are ready for use, adding that while there are concerns about the stadium in St. Petersburg, "it may be ready by December."

The 21st FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia between June 14 and July 15, 2018. The event will be held in 11 Russian cities and in 12 different stadiums.

Russia: Moscow to brief new FIFA president on World Cup preparations01:47
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Russia will report in detail on its World Cup preparations to a committee headed by new FIFA president Gianni Infantino in Zurich on March 16, Russian Sports Minister Vitali Mutko said during a press statement in Moscow on Thursday. "There is also due to be a FIFA inspection in Russia and also, in April, a FIFA Organisation Committee meeting in Nizhniy Novgorod," he added.

Mutko said that two out of 12 stadiums earmarked for the World Cup are ready for use, adding that while there are concerns about the stadium in St. Petersburg, "it may be ready by December."

The 21st FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia between June 14 and July 15, 2018. The event will be held in 11 Russian cities and in 12 different stadiums.

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