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Switzerland: 'It's safe to go to Russia' -  FIFA President Gianni Infantino01:47

Switzerland: 'It's safe to go to Russia' - FIFA President Gianni Infantino

Switzerland, Zurich
April 10, 2018 at 15:40 GMT -00:00 · Published

SOT, Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA: "By focusing on football. I think that's the key and that's the secret. We have to focus on football. I think there are enough, sadly, people around the world who try to just, you know, divide or argue or dispute or whatever, we have to try to unite. Football is uniting."

SOT, Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA: "Of course it is safe to go to Russia. It is and it will be very safe, it will be even safer to go to Russia during the World Cup, because the authorities in Russia are very much aware of what the World Cup means and they want to show as well a welcoming country and the preparations in terms of security for a World Cup are beyond any other event or any other situation. So, the conditions will be there for a very safe World Cup and, obviously, those who want to enjoy football and enjoy part of the summer, they should go to Russia. Those who want to go to have riots or whatever, they better not to go."

SOT, Peter Schmeichel, former Manchester United and Danish goalkeeper: "Go somewhere else."

SOT, Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA: "Exactly. Go somewhere else."

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said that fans will be safe in Russia despite the Western press warning people off travelling to this summer's World Cup, in an interview aired on RT with the legendary Manchester United and Danish goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel at FIFA's headquarters in Zurich on Tuesday.

"Of course it is safe to go to Russia. It is and it will be very safe, it will be even safer to go to Russia during the World Cup," said Infantino.

The FIFA president is confident that the Russian authorities are, "very much aware of what the World Cup means and they want to show as well a welcoming country and the preparations in terms of security."

Questioned about the escalating diplomatic crisis involving the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, Infantino said that his focus is firmly on football, rather than jumping on the anti-Russian bandwagon.

"I think there are enough, sadly, people around the world who try to just, you know, divide or argue or dispute or whatever, we have to try to unite. Football is uniting," Infantino concluded.

The World Cup will be held in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15. In total 32 teams will take part in the FIFA World Cup 2018.

The full interview will be coming soon to the Peter Schmeichel show on RT.

Courtesy of the Peter Schmeichel show.

El presidente de la FIFA, Gianni Infantino, dijo que será seguro viajar a Rusia para el Mundial, a pesar de algunas advertencias hechas por la prensa occidental. Así lo ha afirmado en una entrevista transmitida por RT con el legendario portero del Manchester United, Peter Schmeichel, en la sede de la FIFA en Zurich.

"Por supuesto, es seguro ir a Rusia", dijo el presidente de la FIFA, Gianni Infantino. “Creo que, por desgracia, hay personas en todo el mundo que tratan de dividir, discutir o lo que sea. Nosotros tenemos que intentar unirnos. El fútbol une", añadió.

Switzerland: 'It's safe to go to Russia' -  FIFA President Gianni Infantino01:47
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SOT, Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA: "By focusing on football. I think that's the key and that's the secret. We have to focus on football. I think there are enough, sadly, people around the world who try to just, you know, divide or argue or dispute or whatever, we have to try to unite. Football is uniting."

SOT, Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA: "Of course it is safe to go to Russia. It is and it will be very safe, it will be even safer to go to Russia during the World Cup, because the authorities in Russia are very much aware of what the World Cup means and they want to show as well a welcoming country and the preparations in terms of security for a World Cup are beyond any other event or any other situation. So, the conditions will be there for a very safe World Cup and, obviously, those who want to enjoy football and enjoy part of the summer, they should go to Russia. Those who want to go to have riots or whatever, they better not to go."

SOT, Peter Schmeichel, former Manchester United and Danish goalkeeper: "Go somewhere else."

SOT, Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA: "Exactly. Go somewhere else."

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said that fans will be safe in Russia despite the Western press warning people off travelling to this summer's World Cup, in an interview aired on RT with the legendary Manchester United and Danish goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel at FIFA's headquarters in Zurich on Tuesday.

"Of course it is safe to go to Russia. It is and it will be very safe, it will be even safer to go to Russia during the World Cup," said Infantino.

The FIFA president is confident that the Russian authorities are, "very much aware of what the World Cup means and they want to show as well a welcoming country and the preparations in terms of security."

Questioned about the escalating diplomatic crisis involving the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, Infantino said that his focus is firmly on football, rather than jumping on the anti-Russian bandwagon.

"I think there are enough, sadly, people around the world who try to just, you know, divide or argue or dispute or whatever, we have to try to unite. Football is uniting," Infantino concluded.

The World Cup will be held in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15. In total 32 teams will take part in the FIFA World Cup 2018.

The full interview will be coming soon to the Peter Schmeichel show on RT.

Courtesy of the Peter Schmeichel show.

El presidente de la FIFA, Gianni Infantino, dijo que será seguro viajar a Rusia para el Mundial, a pesar de algunas advertencias hechas por la prensa occidental. Así lo ha afirmado en una entrevista transmitida por RT con el legendario portero del Manchester United, Peter Schmeichel, en la sede de la FIFA en Zurich.

"Por supuesto, es seguro ir a Rusia", dijo el presidente de la FIFA, Gianni Infantino. “Creo que, por desgracia, hay personas en todo el mundo que tratan de dividir, discutir o lo que sea. Nosotros tenemos que intentar unirnos. El fútbol une", añadió.

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