Minister of sport reminded how Russia was criticized for every possible wrinkle in the run-up to the Olympics in Sochi
The Minister of sports of Russia Vitaly Motofoto: epa/vostock-photo
– World Cup 2018 in Russia there will be more attacks, stated the Minister of sport of the Russian Federation, the President of the Russian football Union (RFU) Vitaly Mutko on air of TV channel “Match TV” on Saturday.
“We have to hold the 2018 world Cup at a high level. They will attack on this championship, we understand that, as it was before Sochi (2014 winter Olympics – if), when criticized every detail. But we have to fulfil their obligations, prepare the national team to perform well,” said Mutko.
He stressed that it is necessary to use a high degree of interest in football amid preparations for the world Cup 2018 in the development of football in the country.
“If we do not seize this chance, will not give impetus to the development of football, we will be wrong,” – said Mutko.
In July 2016, the Commission world anti-doping Agency (WADA) released a report, according to which the authorities of the Russian Federation, in particular, the sports Ministry allegedly covered up doping by Russian athletes at the Sochi winter Olympics 2014.
In this regard, WADA appealed to the ethics Committee of FIFA with an appeal to examine the role played by the member of the Executive Committee Vitaly Mutko in the doping system in Russia.
FIFA immediately after the release of the report stated that confidence in the ability of Russia to host the tournament at a high level.