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MOSCOW, April 20. /Offset. TASS Dilshad Lomovsky/. The international football Federation (FIFA) together with the government of Russia works to all the visitors to the 2018 world Cup were able to enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the country. About TASS reported the press service of FIFA.
“The decision to hold the 2018 world Cup in Russia was adopted in 2010, continues the FIFA Executive Committee. Since then, the government of Russia, 11 cities-organizers, the organizing Committee “Russia-2018″ and FIFA are working to all the fans who are planning to become part of the biggest sporting events, had the opportunity to enjoy the hospitality and friendly atmosphere of the largest country in the world,” – said the press service in response to the request TASS request to comment on a letter to Senator Richard Blumenthal.
U.S . Senator Blumenthal sent the President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, the letter with the requirement to deprive Russia the right to host the 2018 world Cup. In his letter Blumenthal is urging FIFA to “reconsider the decision to hold the 2018 world Cup in Russia.”
“FIFA is always keen to spread football into new territories around the world, and everywhere, wherever our tournaments, local fans could love and feel respect for this game, – noted in press service. Football can not solve political problems, and FIFA cannot interfere in the sovereign issues. However, this game has the power to build bridges between cultures and to bring together a wide variety of people. We are in favour of dialogue, mutual understanding and peace between peoples and are convinced that the FIFA tournaments play an important role.”
World Cup matches will be held at 12 stadiums in 11 cities of Russia (Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Rostov-on-don and Volgograd) from 14 June to 15 July 2018.
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