FIFA: No additional security measures after St Petersburg blast

FIFA: No additional security measures after St Petersburg blast
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Published April 5th, 2017 - 07:57 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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FIFA trusts Russia's safety for Confederations Cup and World Cup
FIFA trusts Russia's safety for Confederations Cup and World Cup

Football's ruling body FIFA said Tuesday it does not see a necessity for additional security measures at the Confederations Cup and World Cup tournaments in Russia in the wake of the previous day's train bombing in St Petersburg.

"FIFA and the local organizing committee have full confidence in the arrangements and the security concept planned for the upcoming tournaments," a FIFA spokesman told dpa.

The death toll from the explosion in a train between two underground stations rose to 14 Tuesday, with almost 50 others injured.

St Petersburg is one of four Russian cities staging the matches of this year's Confederations Cup, including the June 17 tournament opener and July 2 final. The 2018 World Cup is played in 11 Russian cities.

© 2017 dpa GmbH

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