The UEFA Executive Committee approved the format of the European qualifications qualifying tournament for the FIFA world Cup 2018 will be held in the Russian Federation, said on the First day of the week the Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko.
"There will be nine groups: 7 to six teams and two with five teams. First come directly, and the remaining play-off matches. Through qualification will be out of 13 teams, and the 14th will be our team. In principle, all approved "- quoted expression Mutko " R-Sport "." However, FIFA is still the quota is not brought To the end To Europe. In may, the new Executive Committee (FIFA), the elections and the extraordinary meeting of the Executive Committee. Blatter (FIFA President) stated that may be the fix the quota, " he added. The UEFA Executive Committee is held these days in Vienna. March 24th Congress of the organization, which Will be selected as the new head of UEFA. The current head of the organization is Michel Platini, the steering Committee for the 2018 world Cup in Russia. 1st in the history of the world championship football in the territory of the Russian Federation will be held from June 14 to July fifteen 2018. We add that the acting head of FIFA Joseph Blatter had previously expressed the opinion that host the 2018 world Cup in Russia " stabilize the situation in Europe ". Also the head of FIFA is confident that the Russian Federation Will have a honorable opportunity to host the world Cup and spoke out against the boycott of the tournament because of a conflict in Ukraine. Prior to this, FIFA has asked the world's politicians not to interfere in the Affairs of the organization this message was in response to the recent call by the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to ignore the world Cup 2018 in Russia.