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SOCHI, March 10. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko praised on Friday high-readiness level of all four Russian cities selected to host matches of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in three months.
"All of the four cities are currently in the highest stage of preparedness," Mutko, who is also the president of the Russian Football Union (RFU), said. "We have an ample amount of 100 days before the Confederations Cup, or 99 to be exact."
"The level of preparedness is indeed at the very high level, all of the selected cities are well-known and it will be not the first time for them to host large-scale sports events," Mutko said adding that the cities offer "accommodation, transportation transfers to sports facilities and training grounds."
The FIFA Confederations Cup, which is also viewed by experts as a rehearsal a year prior to the FIFA World Cup, will be held between June 17 and July 2 at four stadiums in Russia and they are Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Zenit Arena in St. Petersburg, Fisht Stadium in Sochi and Kazan Arena in Kazan.