Sverdlovsk authorities firmly believe that Ekaterinburg will host matches of the world football championship 2018. The preparation of this Ural city for the tournament are in full accordance with the approved schedule, Yekaterinburg is not a candidate «in flight», said the Minister of physical culture, sport And youth policy Leonid Rapoport.
«During major international tournaments we, regional authorities, always trust our colleagues from the Federal government. Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko During a recent working visit to Yekaterinburg assured the Urals that we will take the world championship football. The Minister’s words are supported by the fact that we are in compliance with the approved schedule in preparation for a world championship, » said Rapoport.- I want to wish colleagues from other fields to successfully complete Gosexpertiza projects restoration of sports arenas. And bravely to cross all difficulties».
Rapoport said that after the world Cup main stadium of Yekaterinburg, which will be renovated for the world Cup, will be part of a single physical cluster. For example, he will become a basic platform for football Academy, established in Sverdlovsk region. He will also become a platform for training team soccer club «Ural».
last weekend the FIFA President Joseph Blatter on a working visit visited Russia, where he coordinated the preparations for the world Cup. Blatter made the initiative to reduce the number of cities that will host matches of the championship, based on the experience of the tournament in Brazil.
According to sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, the conclusion about the possible reduction in the number of cities that will host matches of the 2018 world Cup in Russia, must be taken no later than October, when will the Executive Committee of the international Federation of football Association (FIFA).
it is expected that the matches of the world Cup 2018 will be held in 12 stadiums in eleven cities of Russia: Moscow (stadiums «Luzhniki» And «Open arena» ), St. Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi And Rostov-on-don. Approximately the world championship will be held from June 8 to July 8
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