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MOSCOW, 3 Oct. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the preparations for the world Cup in 2018 at the meeting of the Council for physical culture and sports. About it reported in a press-service of the Kremlin.

“The meeting participants will sum up the results of the confederations Cup 2017 and will discuss the plan of preparation for the world Cup 2018”, – stated in the message. The main speakers will be the Minister of sports of Russia Pavel Kolobkov and CEO of the organizing Committee on preparation and holding of the football world Cup “Russia – 2018” Alexey Sorokin.

The President will also visit the exhibition devoted to the preparation of stadiums and airports in the host cities to host world football championship 2018.

Under the personal supervision

Putin traditionally personally looking after the preparations for major international sports events hosted in Russia . So, he visited the stadiums that will host matches of the upcoming world Cup. In particular, September 9, he appreciated the updated stadium “Luzhniki” in Moscow. “I’m sure the atmosphere of excitement exciting fights and impressive performances will continue in the “Luzhniki”, and after this grandiose refurbishment, – said the head of state. Stadium will become a main venue of the upcoming world Cup”. Putin reminded that it will host the opening match and the final of the championship.

On the same day at the meeting with the President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, the Russian leader said that Russia in the framework of preparation to the championship will “make every effort to have everything done in time and with proper quality”. “Our side is ready to say that we are extremely satisfied with the progress of the works are being carried out”, – said Infantino.

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