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FIFA praises security in Moscow during World Cup

July 12, 16:28 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Russia is staging its first-ever FIFA World Cup

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MOSCOW, July 12. /TASS/. FIFA has praised the high level of security in Moscow during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Moscow City Sports and Tourism Department Head Nikolai Gulyaev said on Thursday.

"Traditionally, Moscow pays the most serious attention to security. FIFA’s assessment of security is more than excellent," Gulyaev said. "On the whole, [FIFA] liked very much the city’s surveillance system."

Earlier, Gulyaev said that more than three million tourists had visited the Russian capital during the soccer World Cup.

Russia is staging its first-ever FIFA World Cup, which kicked off in Moscow with a remarkable opening show at Luzhniki Stadium on the evening of June 14.

The country 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.

Moscow has hosted 11 matches so far. On July 15, France and Croatia will clash in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final at the Luzhniki Stadium in the Russian capital.

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