Ukraine will not ignore the preliminary draw for the 2018 world Cup in Russia, the Delegation will arrive in St. Petersburg, said the head of the organizing Committee "Russia-2018" Alexey Sorokin.
"The delegation of Ukraine Will be unchecked the draw. The delegation said that intentions and thoughts about the boycott no, they will come. Everything will be in a similar framework, like other delegations "– Sorokin said, reports RIA " Novosti ".
Ceremony unchecked the draw will take place on July 25 at the Konstantinovsky Palace in St. Petersburg, will begin in 18. 00 GMT and will last two hours. The video Will be broadcast to more than 100 countries. In March, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the 2018 world Cup football in Russia ought to ignore as long as long as the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine will not be resolved." I think that it is necessary to talk about the boycott of the world Cup. As long as Russian troops are in Ukraine, I think the holding of the world championship in this country is unthinkable, " – Poroshenko said in the interview to the German newspaper Bild. He added that the policy should not have a relationship to the sport, but as long as the situation in the Donbas not settled, successful football team from Donetsk "Shakhtar" has to train for 1, 2 thousand Kilometers from his hometown, in Lviv. The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov responded to the call Poroshenko." Moscow all obligations are fulfilled on time and can conduct the best sports events. The world championship on football in Russia will go down in history as one of the best tournaments ", – He said. Later, the Federation of international football associations (FIFA) has asked the world's politicians not to interfere in the Affairs of the organization. The 2018 FIFA world Cup will be held from June 14 to July fifteen at 12 stadiums in eleven cities of Russia: Moscow, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-don, Sochi and Yekaterinburg.