The President of Russia Vladimir Putin will take part in the ceremony unverified draw for the FIFA world Cup 2018 in St. Petersburg and wants to meet with FIFA President Joseph Blatter, said the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
"Yes, the meeting with Blatter is expected, it is in the chart. And, Yes, the head will participate in part of this ceremony – it's quite a long ceremony, – said Peskov, answering the question about what does the graph of the President meeting with Blatter And will head to participate in the draw, reports RIA " Novosti ".
The preliminary world Cup 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. We emphasize that, as was stated by the head of the organizing Committee "Russia-2018" Alexey Sorokin, Ukraine decided not to ignore the preliminary draw for the 2018 world Cup in Russia. 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. 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.