Sistema reports arrest of its stakes in MTS, Medsi, BES as part of dispute with RosneftBusiness & Economy June 26, 20:58
Russian submarine successfully test-fires Bulava intercontinental missileMilitary & Defense June 26, 19:20
Rosneft and RBC reach friendly settlement on defamation lawsuitBusiness & Economy June 26, 18:50
Number of centers issuing FAN IDs to be increased ahead of FIFA Confederations Cup FinalSport June 26, 18:33
News about anti-doping probe against Russian football team players is fake — executiveSport June 26, 18:25
Putin refers to State Duma Council of Europe convention against financing terrorismRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 26, 18:15
Russia to lay down 2 diesel-electric submarines for Pacific Fleet in JulyMilitary & Defense June 26, 18:07
Russia’s Khramtsov wins first gold at 2017 World Taekwondo ChampionshipsSport June 26, 18:03
Russian Navy to get four frigates by 2020Military & Defense June 26, 17:41
MOSCOW, May 31. /TASS/. The president of Russia’s Football Union, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, will discuss preparations for the 2018 World Cup with the head of the international football federation FIFA, Gianni Infantino, in Moscow on Wednesday.
"We are satisfied by Ifantino’s previous visit. Another one is due tomorrow. We will discuss preparations for the World Cup in Russia," Mutko said.
Infantino visited Russia first time in the capacity of FIFA president last April. He met with President Vladimir Putin, visited the Federation Council (upper house of parliament) and took a look at the newly-built Otkrytiye-Arena stadium (the base of Moscow’s club Spartak), which will host 2018 World Cup matches. Also, he reviewed progress in upgrading the Luzhniki stadium, where the World Cup’s final match will be played.
The selection of 2018 World Cup volunteers will begin on Wednesday. Ifantino will attend the inauguration ceremony.
World Cup matches will be held on June 14 through July 15, 2018 at twelve stadiums in eleven cities across Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Samara, Volgograd, Nizhni Novgorod, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg, Rostov-on-Don, Saransk and Sochi.