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FIFA Secretary General satisfied with Russia’s preparations for 2018 World Cup

February 09, 21:48 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup will be held between June 17 and July 2 at four stadiums in Russia

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MOSCOW, February 9. /TASS/. FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura is currently on an official visit to Russia and, according to her, the organization has no complaints to make regarding the country’s preparations for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Thursday.

"FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura has arrived in Moscow and she is still here," Mutko, who is also the president of the Russian Football Union (RFU), said in an interview with TASS. "We have discussed with her issues regarding the preparations for the 2017 Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup and FIFA had no questions whatsoever."

"Samoura is also paying a visit to discuss issues regarding the commercial rights, including the television broadcasting rights," Mutko said. "We are ready to cooperate but the final say is with FIFA."

The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup will be held between June 17 and July 2 at four stadiums in Russia and they are Otkritie-Arena in Moscow, St. Petersburg Arena, Fisht in Sochi and Kazan-Arena in Kazan.

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