Vitaly Mutko

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MOSCOW, may 24. /TASS/. The state in any case would not address the issue of buying rights to broadcast matches of the confederations Cup football in 2017 and 2018 FIFA world Cup. About it to journalists has informed the Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation, the President of the Russian football Union (RFU) Vitaly Mutko.

On Tuesday, the President of the International football Federation (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, visited the city of Krasnodar, where, in particular, together with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Mutko visited the Academy of football club “Krasnodar”.

“It (the acquisition of television rights) not a negotiable state. Television rights is property of FIFA, they implement them, we expressed concern, and expressed Infantino. There was a wide range of discussion and preparation (competitions), the sale of tickets and television rights, and the readiness of the infrastructure . But the state of this issue (acquisition of television rights) in any way will not do,” said Mutko.

“Some concerns we expressed, I think that decision will be. We have the same after meeting with the President of the unsolved questions are left never. So wait a bit, I think that it’s likely to be resolved in the confederations Cup, and so on – on the world Cup,” – said Deputy Prime Minister.

Earlier the First channel, VGTRK and “Match TV” did not agree to purchase telarah at a price that demanded by FIFA. At the end of March in an interview with TASS the head of the company “Telesport” Peter Makarenko said that Russian TV channels are offered FIFA $30 million and this amount “is somewhere on the verge” of recovery. In April Mutko said that FIFA has demanded for telepraca $120 million At the same time for a screening of the 2014 world Cup Russian TV channels have paid about $32 million.

The matches of the confederations Cup will be held from 17 June to 2 July in Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi. World Cup games will be held from June 14 to July 15, 2018 in 11 cities of Russia.

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