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FIFA to help Russia host best World Cup in history, says Ifantino

Russia is absolutely ready to host the World Cup, according to the FIFA chief

SOCHI, May 3. /TASS/. FIFA will do everything in its power to help Russia host the best World Cup championship in history, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Thursday at a session of the Russia’2018 Local Organizing Committee

"The stadiums are beautiful, the sun is even shining everywhere as we can see from the images," Infantino said. "But what is done for the security and for the fans is absolutely unique as well."

"We’ve been speaking before about the fan IDs, about transportation, about all the facilities that are there for the fans," he said. "Russia is absolutely ready to host, to celebrate the summer of festivities here in this beautiful country."

"Dear President [Vladimir Putin], to you, to the whole government, to the federal regions, to the cities, to the local organizing committee, the staff, the volunteers, to all the people of Russia I ready now a big thank you," Infantino said.

"We are a team, like a football team, we are working together and we will win this world cup all together," he said. "You can count on me, you can count on FIFA. We work together, we’ll make this the best world cup ever."