Pavel Kolobkov

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SAINT PETERSBURG, June 17. /Spec. Q. TASS Oleg Koshelev, Dilshad Lomovsky/. The Ministry of sports of the Russian Federation in recent years to a lesser extent involved in the preparations for the world Cup 2018. It on a press-conferences were declared by the Minister of sports of Russia Pavel Kolobkov.

“The Ministry of sports involved to a lesser extent, because all of the stadiums and the rest of the infrastructure was handed over to the organizing Committee, which is responsible for the organization. In General, the Ministry responsible for full coordination of the preparation for the world Cup, and Deputy Prime Minister, Vitaly Mutko oversees the preparation process. We cooperate closely with colleagues from other ministries, the organizing Committee and various organizations,” said Kolobok.

On Saturday in St. Petersburg will host the first match of the confederations Cup in which will play national teams of Russia and New Zealand .