FIFA boss Infantino praises Russia's Confederations Cup preparations

Published May 23rd, 2017 - 06:21 GMT
Gianni Infantino
Gianni Infantino

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has praised Russia's preparations for the upcoming Confederations Cup tournament in a meeting with the nation's president, Vladimir Putin.

"I was always convinced that Russia would meet all obligations," the Interfax news agency quoted Infantino as saying at the meeting in Krasnodar. "The results are evident, in case anyone had doubts."

Infantino urged fans to visit the Confederations Cup and next year's World Cup to discover the country. Putin said Russia aimed to provide service of the highest level for fans and teams.

The eight-team Confederations Cup runs June 17-July 2 in four Russian cities. It is seen as a test one year ahead of the World Cup.

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