– Today there is no doubt that the world Cup 2018 will be held in Russia, said the President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, on Saturday in Kazan at the opening ceremony of a stele with a clock counting down the time until the start of the world championship on football of 2018.
“From this day there is no doubt that the world championship on football in 2018 will pass in Russia, we count the days and hours before the start of the world Cup -2018. Thank you Kazan, Tatarstan and Russia for the readiness to take the Cup and the championship of the world,” said Infantino.
For its part the Vice Prime Minister Vitaliy Mutko assured that the Confederations Cup 2017 and the world Cup will be held in Russia at a high level.
“We have launched a countdown clock in Moscow for 1000 days, 564 days left before the start of the world championship, we are opening hours in Kazan, it symbolizes the irreversibility of the fact that the championship will be held in Russia,” said Mutko.
“It will be a big feast of football, fans will see the great masters. Russia is responsible for this, we are building the stadiums and infrastructure are creating. The world Cup will be held at the highest level, fans will enjoy the hospitality and diversity,” he added.