“The FIFA President gave Putin the soccer ball “krasava”

The ball created for FIFA confederations Cup 2017, the implementation of which next year will be held in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin and the President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, during a meeting in Tremlett TASS Mikhail Metzel

– President of the International football Federation (FIFA), Gianni Infantino presented the President of Russia Vladimir Putin created for the matches of the confederations Cup 2017 football “krasava”.

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Infantino presented a gift during a meeting with the Russian leader. Putin in the answer has noticed that in Russia loves football and he hopes that this love will be expressed in high quality of the Cup.

Infantino thanked the Russian leader and the Russian government for active cooperation in the preparation of the upcoming competitions. He recalled that for 20 years has been organizing football tournaments. “My experience of cooperation with the Russian Federation, the level of commitment from the government at the highest level – this is something unprecedented,” – said the FIFA President.

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“I’m sure we are in for two wonderful summers (2017 and 2018, when will the confederations Cup and the world Cup – if), which will allow many to discover that perhaps they did not know” – said Infantino.

The Confederations Cup will be held from 17 June to 2 July 2017, for the first time in the history of the tournament will be hosted by Russia.

It will take part: Germany, as the reigning world champion, Russia as the host country and the Champions of all six continental confederations. Australia will represent the Asian football Federation, Chile – the South American football Confederation, Mexico – the football Confederation of North and Central America and the Caribbean, Portugal – the European football Union, New Zealand football Confederation Oceania countries. The representative of Africa must be determined in February 2017.

In 2018 Russia will host the world Cup.

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