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Putin holds brief meeting with FIFA chief Infantino

June 01, 2016, 17:00 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, June 1. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a brief meeting with the president of the international football federation FIFA Gianni Infantino after they jointly inaugurated the campaign for recruiting volunteers for the 2018 World Football Cup in Russia.

The Cup’s finals will be held on June 14 to 15 July 2018 at 12 stadiums in eleven cities across Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhni Novgorod, Saransk, Sochi, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg, Rostov-on-Don, Volgograd and Samara.

Under the volunteer selection program more than 5,000 enthusiasts will be recruited for the 2017 Confederations Cup and 15,000 for the 2018 World Soccer Cup finals. Another 20,000 activists will participate in the volunteer programs of the 2018 World Cup’s host cities.

The organizers promise this will be the largest campaign in the history of the volunteer movement in Russia. A dozen volunteer centers in 11 host cities will select applications from Russian and foreign volunteers, to be submitted to the website. The applications will be accepted till the end of this year.

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