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Mexico: Sorokin underlines that Russia will be ready for World Cup03:05

Mexico: Sorokin underlines that Russia will be ready for World Cup

Mexico, Mexico City
May 12, 2016 at 02:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Alexei Sorokin, the CEO of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and 2018 FIFA World Cup, took part in a press conference in Mexico City, discussing the preparations Russia is undertaking ahead of the two football competitions.

Mexican Football Federation President Decio De Maria, Mexico's national team coach Juan Carlos Osorio, FIFA Director of Competitions Colin Smith, and Brazilian star footballer Ronaldinho also participated in the press conference alongside Sorokin.

Sorokin stated that "in terms of sport infrastructure there are three stadiums that are basically ready, there are two major ones that are 85 percent complete, those are St. Petersburg and Luzhniki in Moscow, the two greatest one in terms of capacity and importance for the tournament, and there are seven more that will be ready by December 2017 as planned."

Following the event, there was a FIFA Football Legends match at the Azteca Stadium. Football heroes played a friendly match against a Mexican all-star team.

Mexico: Sorokin underlines that Russia will be ready for World Cup03:05
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Alexei Sorokin, the CEO of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and 2018 FIFA World Cup, took part in a press conference in Mexico City, discussing the preparations Russia is undertaking ahead of the two football competitions.

Mexican Football Federation President Decio De Maria, Mexico's national team coach Juan Carlos Osorio, FIFA Director of Competitions Colin Smith, and Brazilian star footballer Ronaldinho also participated in the press conference alongside Sorokin.

Sorokin stated that "in terms of sport infrastructure there are three stadiums that are basically ready, there are two major ones that are 85 percent complete, those are St. Petersburg and Luzhniki in Moscow, the two greatest one in terms of capacity and importance for the tournament, and there are seven more that will be ready by December 2017 as planned."

Following the event, there was a FIFA Football Legends match at the Azteca Stadium. Football heroes played a friendly match against a Mexican all-star team.

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