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DOHA, August 3 /TASS/. Russia and Qatar have agreed to join efforts to coordinate the preparation for football World Cups to take place in Russia and Qatar in 2018 and 2022, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a visit to Qatar on Monday.
"We welcomed our partners’ interest in stepping up the work of Qatari investment funds in Russia. The expansion of this cooperation, which is already developing, meets our reciprocal interests," the Russian foreign minister said.
"We agreed to coordinate our line and exchange experience in the context of preparations for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 World Cup to be held in Qatar," Lavrov stressed.
Russia won the bid to host the 2018 World Cup over four years ago in a tight race against the joint bid from England, Portugal and Spain and the joint bid on behalf of Belgium and the Netherlands.
The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums in 11 host cities across Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.
The 2018 World Cup calendar of events was approved on July 24, 2015. The group stage matches of the 2018 World Cup will take place in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Samara.