The General Director of the organizing Committee “Russia-2018” Alexei Sorokin

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MOSCOW, April 30. /Offset. TASS Mikhail Lichkov/. The Director-General of the organizing Committee “Russia-2018” Alexey Sorokin noted positive changes in terms of improvement and organization after the second test match at “Rostov-Arena”. This he told TASS.

Sunday “Rostov” with the score 2:0 defeated “Tosno” from the Leningrad oblast in the match of the 28th round Russian football Premier League (RFPL). The meeting was held in Rostov-on-don, and became the second test match at the stadium in the summer to take world Cup games in 2018 .

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“Second test match “Rostov-Arena” was a well-marked positive changes in terms of redevelopment of the stadium and the organization of the match, – said Sorokin. – Each match is always better than the previous one, it is normal practice, the shuttles worked well, was the loading and unloading of the fans. If we talk about the bowl, the stadium was empty for 10 minutes and the neighborhood is about 30 minutes. Pointed out a few technical issues, but is nothing more than the working episodes in our work.”

In the first test game, which was held on April 15, “Rostov” with the score 2:0 defeated “SKA-Khabarovsk”. The third test match “Rostov-Arena”, where the hosts will take the Ekaterinburg “Ural”, will be held may 13 at the full load of the stadium, which can accommodate 45 thousand people.

The stadium in Rostov-on-don will host five world Cup matches. In the group stage of the tournament will play teams of Brazil and Switzerland (June 17), Uruguay and Saudi Arabia (20 June), South Korea and Mexico (23 June), Iceland and Croatia (26 June), the city will take one match 1/8 finals (on 2 July). World championship will be held from June 14 to July 15 in 11 cities of Russia.