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

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KAZAN, October 10. /TASS/. The national team of Ukraine on football would feel comfortable in Russia, if we were in the final stage of the 2018 world Cup. The journalists said the Director-General of the organizing Committee “Russia-2018” Alexey Sorokin.

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On Monday, the Ukrainian team in Kiev suffered defeat from Croatia (0:2), taking third place in qualifying group I of the European zone and thereby failing to reach the main part of the world championship.

“That did not hit Ukraine, it is neither good nor bad. We would provide absolutely equal services to any team that would get to the world Cup, any team would feel comfortable with us . I don’t think that would be any difficulties, our security and the concept is ready for any teams, fans, and nobody would have somehow something to politicize. I’m sure, because football should be beyond politics,” – said Sorokin.

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