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Putin to discuss preparations for World Cup on May 3 in Sochi

May 02, 15:41 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The president will visit a center for issuing passports of fans and inspect the reconstructed Fisht stadium

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MOSCOW, May 2. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting of the supervisory council of the Russia 2018 Local Organizing Committee on May 3 in Sochi, the Kremlin press service said.

"The discussion will be devoted to the readiness of stadiums and other infrastructure facilities for the global championship," the statement said. "There are also plans to discuss issues of transport, medical and information services at the football tournament," it said.

The president will visit a center for issuing passports of fans and inspect the reconstructed Fisht stadium, which will host a number of matches of the upcoming sports event. Putin is also scheduled to meet with FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

Russia selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.

The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums located in the 11 mentioned above cities across Russia. Two of the stadiums are located in the Russian capital.

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