MOSCOW, February 12. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin had held a meeting with head of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) Gianni Infantino.
At the start of the meeting, Putin said that preparations for the FIFA World Cup were planned to be discussed.
Infantino, in turn, offered condolences over Sunday’s plane crash in Moscow region.
Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier on Monday that "Russia continues preparations for the World Cup, much of the work has already been done." "These are the issues that will be discussed with Mr. Infantino," he added.
Peskov added that the Russian leader had "very good and constructive personal relationship" with the FIFA president.