Russian General Staff: Nearly all low-orbit satellites within reach of US missile defenseMilitary & Defense March 28, 15:09
New Russian spacecraft designed for lunar missions to be run by fail-safe computerScience & Space March 28, 14:56
Putin hails Iran as Russia’s reliable and stable partnerRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 14:17
Military expert warns US ABMs can detect any missile shield, even Russian onesMilitary & Defense March 28, 14:02
Scientists create modified fullerene capable of fighting HIVScience & Space March 28, 13:47
Kremlin notes Russian bank's contacts with Trump's son-in-law 'usual business practice'Business & Economy March 28, 13:28
Kremlin spokesman slams reports of his ‘secret visit’ to Lugansk as ‘fake news’Russian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 13:19
Russia's Rosneft disappointed by EU Court’s decision on sanctions agains companyBusiness & Economy March 28, 13:10
Kremlin: Attacks on Russian business in Ukraine show country’s 'zero investor confidence'Business & Economy March 28, 13:05
MOSCOW, October 22. /TASS/. Russia will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the highest level, Vitaly Mutko, Deputy Prime Minister for Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy, head of the "Russia-2018" Organizing Committee, told Match TV on Saturday.
Accoridng to public voting results announced overnight to Saturday, and wolf named Zabivaka was chosen as the mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
"The World Cup will involve almost half of the country. Eleven cities will host matches, and twenty cities in total be involved. A lot of infrastructure is being built. Such a project cannot be prepared without any problems, but everything is resolvable. We will hold the championship at the highest level," Mutko said.
The head of the Russian Football Union (RFU) also noted that the country will see in the spring a prototype of a national team that will perform at the upcoming World Cup. "It is too early to ask for a result, the team is being assembled. In the spring, we will see the prototype of a team that will perform in 2018. Precisely for this, we are now holding matches with high-level rivals, and planning to train in December. We are holding talks on friendly marches with Brazil, Argentina, and we are confident that we will reach agreement, because everyone wants to play with us," he noted.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place on June 14 — July 15 in 2018 at 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi, and Rostov-on-Don.