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MOSCOW, 3 Oct. /TASS/. The number of cheap tickets for the matches of the world Cup in Russia in 2018 should be as large as possible. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the meeting of the Council for physical culture and sport.

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According to him, need to look again at the question of availability of tickets for the 2018 world Cup. “[We need] to try to do everything possible to number of inexpensive tickets as possible,” – said the head of state . He added that this issue should be solved in close cooperation with the International Federation of football Association (FIFA) and the experience of the confederations Cup 2017.

As Putin said, the solution is delivered in preparation for the 2018 world Cup task depends not only on the success of the football championship: we are talking about the credibility of Russia as a welcoming, open country, with full responsibility approach to the organization of major international events. “In particular it concerns and security issues. Their financial provision needs to be made in the near future,” the President ordered.

The matches of the world Cup will be held from June 14 to July 15, 2018 in 11 cities of Russia: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi and Rostov-on-don.