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Russia: FIFA President and Russian Deputy PM unveil countdown clock for World Cup in Kazan01:33

Russia: FIFA President and Russian Deputy PM unveil countdown clock for World Cup in Kazan

Russian Federation, Kazan
November 26, 2016 at 16:22 GMT -00:00 · Published

FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko unveiled the 2018 World Cup countdown clock in Kazan's city centre on Saturday. The ceremony was followed by the Official Draw for the FIFA Confederations Cup, which is a test event for the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Infantino said, "So, from now on, if we had some doubts, we don’t have any more doubts. We can count the days, the hours and even the seconds to the start of the World Cup."

The clock is one in a history of World Cup traditions. The first was unveiled in Moscow 1000 days before the event and another was installed in Sochi. The new Kazan clock can be found on the Volga embankment, near the Kremlin.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues across 11 Russian cities, with the final expected to take place in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

Russia: FIFA President and Russian Deputy PM unveil countdown clock for World Cup in Kazan01:33
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko unveiled the 2018 World Cup countdown clock in Kazan's city centre on Saturday. The ceremony was followed by the Official Draw for the FIFA Confederations Cup, which is a test event for the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Infantino said, "So, from now on, if we had some doubts, we don’t have any more doubts. We can count the days, the hours and even the seconds to the start of the World Cup."

The clock is one in a history of World Cup traditions. The first was unveiled in Moscow 1000 days before the event and another was installed in Sochi. The new Kazan clock can be found on the Volga embankment, near the Kremlin.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues across 11 Russian cities, with the final expected to take place in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

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