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Russia: Zenit stadium will be finished ‘by the end of this year’ – Putin to FIFA’s Infantino03:07

Russia: Zenit stadium will be finished ‘by the end of this year’ – Putin to FIFA’s Infantino

Russian Federation, Moscow
November 25, 2016 at 16:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin told FIFA President Gianni Infantino that the construction of St. Petersburg’s Zenit Arena stadium will be finished by the end of the year, during a meeting in Moscow, Friday.

“We know very well about the issues related to the Zenit Arena stadium in St. Petersburg. The only reassuring thing about that is that such delayed constructions in the sports area can be seen not only in Russia," Putin stated, and continued “The construction workers promise to fix everything by the end of this year."

Infantino in his turn thanked Putin and Russia for their “commitment” in making sure the World Cup will be a success.

At the end of the meeting, the FIFA President presented Putin with the official match ball for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. The meeting, which was also attended by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, took place a day before the ceremony for the draw of next year’s Confederations Cup.

Russia: Zenit stadium will be finished ‘by the end of this year’ – Putin to FIFA’s Infantino03:07
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Russian President Vladimir Putin told FIFA President Gianni Infantino that the construction of St. Petersburg’s Zenit Arena stadium will be finished by the end of the year, during a meeting in Moscow, Friday.

“We know very well about the issues related to the Zenit Arena stadium in St. Petersburg. The only reassuring thing about that is that such delayed constructions in the sports area can be seen not only in Russia," Putin stated, and continued “The construction workers promise to fix everything by the end of this year."

Infantino in his turn thanked Putin and Russia for their “commitment” in making sure the World Cup will be a success.

At the end of the meeting, the FIFA President presented Putin with the official match ball for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. The meeting, which was also attended by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, took place a day before the ceremony for the draw of next year’s Confederations Cup.

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