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Russia: Fan ID to be implemented for Euro 2020 - Kolobkov02:05

Russia: Fan ID to be implemented for Euro 2020 - Kolobkov

Russian Federation, Moscow, St. Petersburg
January 31, 2019 at 15:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said that St. Petersburg is ready to host matches at the Euro 2020, speaking in Moscow on Thursday.

“All infrastructure including the temporary one is ready for the European Championship. We saved it after the World Cup,” he said.

Kolobkov also said that the Fan ID system which was successfully used at the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be implemented again for fans planning to attend the four European Championship matches in St. Petersburg.

After participating in Euro 2020 conference in St. Petersburg, Russian national football team head coach Stanislav Cherchesov praised the city and its new stadium.

“UEFA has chosen St. Petersburg not by accident, they did it because the new stadium inspired all my colleagues,” the coach said.

Euro 2020 games will be held in 12 cities across the continent, including in St. Petersburg, Baku, Bucharest and Budapest.

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Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said that St. Petersburg is ready to host matches at the Euro 2020, speaking in Moscow on Thursday.

“All infrastructure including the temporary one is ready for the European Championship. We saved it after the World Cup,” he said.

Kolobkov also said that the Fan ID system which was successfully used at the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be implemented again for fans planning to attend the four European Championship matches in St. Petersburg.

After participating in Euro 2020 conference in St. Petersburg, Russian national football team head coach Stanislav Cherchesov praised the city and its new stadium.

“UEFA has chosen St. Petersburg not by accident, they did it because the new stadium inspired all my colleagues,” the coach said.

Euro 2020 games will be held in 12 cities across the continent, including in St. Petersburg, Baku, Bucharest and Budapest.