The opening of the confederations Cup in 2017 was great, said the head of FIFA

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotoracconti at the opening ceremony of the confederations Cup 2017 in St. Petersburg. 17 Jun 2017The opening of the confederations Cup in 2017 was great, said the head of FIFA© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, said that the opening of the confederations Cup in Saint-Petersburg has turned out great.

An extraordinary conference of the Russian football Union (RFU), which has Infantino, was launched on Sunday in St. Petersburg. It comes a day after the first match of the confederations Cup 2017 in which the Russian national team at stadium «Sankt-Petersburg» beat team New Zealand — 2:0.

«In St. Petersburg I feel at home. I have spent time in Russia, and will be conducting in the coming year to organise the best ever world Cup. Yesterday was the Grand opening of the confederations Cup, congratulations to the Russian team with the victory. Congratulations to the RFU, the organising Committee, my friend Vitaly (Vitaly Mutko), Nikita (Simonian) who did everything to hold the confederations Cup. This project will change the landscape of Russian football,» Infantino told reporters.

«The world’s attention focused on Russia and this year and next. The whole world will watch what is happening in Russia. We — FIFA, UEFA, the organizing Committee is preparing an event which has not yet seen the light, he continued. — I want to note the remarkable level of infrastructure. Stadium in Saint-Petersburg produces a huge impression, like other stadiums.»

Infantino added that the championship of the world, in his opinion, will give impetus to the development of football in Russia. «The world needs a strong Russian football Union. I count on your support, you can count on me,» continued the FIFA President.

Confederations Cup: opening ceremony and the victory of the Russians over the new Zealanders© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in photobanks the opening ceremony of the confederations Cup was attended by TV presenter Victoria Lopyreva, the official Ambassador of the football world Cup in 2018. She delivered the official match ball of the Cup, called «krasava».The opening of the confederations Cup in 2017 was great, said the head of FIFA© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in photobanks the opening ceremony of the confederations Cup was attended by TV presenter Victoria Lopyreva, the official Ambassador of the football world Cup in 2018. She delivered the official match ball of the Cup, called «krasava».© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photobanks the opening ceremony of the opening of «St. Petersburg Arena» was attended by about two thousand artists.The opening of the confederations Cup in 2017 was great, said the head of FIFA© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photobanks the opening ceremony of the opening of «St. Petersburg Arena» was attended by about two thousand artists.© RIA Novosti / Dmitry to Attachability fotobanka in the confederations Cup and the world championship Russia will try to create an atmosphere of celebration, said President Vladimir Putin. Before the match between Russia and New Zealand, he met with the legendary player Pele.The opening of the confederations Cup in 2017 was great, said the head of FIFA© RIA Novosti / Dmitry to Attachability fotobanka in the confederations Cup and the world championship Russia will try to create an atmosphere of celebration, said President Vladimir Putin. Before the match between Russia and New Zealand, he met with the legendary player Pele.© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotobanka the opening ceremony, the artists told the audience about the traditions, history, culture and nature of Russia, the host cities of the tournament.The opening of the confederations Cup in 2017 was great, said the head of FIFA© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotobanka the opening ceremony, the artists told the audience about the traditions, history, culture and nature of Russia, the host cities of the tournament.© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Kodekopelli in photomontagist ceremony showed a stylized map of Russia with the stadium, which will host the tournament.The opening of the confederations Cup in 2017 was great, said the head of FIFA© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Kodekopelli in photomontagist ceremony showed a stylized map of Russia with the stadium, which will host the tournament.© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photobanks and Nyusha, Sergey Lazarev official mascot of FIFA world Cup 2018 and FIFA confederations Cup 2017 a wolf Zabivali.The opening of the confederations Cup in 2017 was great, said the head of FIFA© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photobanks and Nyusha, Sergey Lazarev official mascot of FIFA world Cup 2018 and FIFA confederations Cup 2017 a wolf Zabivali.© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in footballamerica the opening ceremony was «the Firebird» by Igor Stravinsky.The opening of the confederations Cup in 2017 was great, said the head of FIFA© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in footballamerica the opening ceremony was «the Firebird» by Igor Stravinsky.© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in photobacteria the start of the match of the confederations Cup between the national teams of Russia and New Zealand fans unfurled a cloth with the emblem of the Russian national team.The opening of the confederations Cup in 2017 was great, said the head of FIFA© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in photobacteria the start of the match of the confederations Cup between the national teams of Russia and New Zealand fans unfurled a cloth with the emblem of the Russian national team.© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photobacteria match of the confederations Cup ended with the victory of Russia with the score 2:0. From left to right: Georgy Jikia (Russia), Andrew durante (New Zealand) and Michael McGlinchey (New Zealand).The opening of the confederations Cup in 2017 was great, said the head of FIFA© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photobacteria match of the confederations Cup ended with the victory of Russia with the score 2:0. From left to right: Georgy Jikia (Russia), Andrew durante (New Zealand) and Michael McGlinchey (New Zealand).© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Kodekopelli in photobacteria goal of the match, an own goal was scored by new Zealander Michael Boxall in the 31st minute.The opening of the confederations Cup in 2017 was great, said the head of FIFA© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Kodekopelli in photobacteria goal of the match, an own goal was scored by new Zealander Michael Boxall in the 31st minute.© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotopechat the first goal was scored with the participation of Denis Glushakov, the ball came down on defender new Zealanders Michael Boxall and qualified as an own goal.The opening of the confederations Cup in 2017 was great, said the head of FIFA© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotopechat the first goal was scored with the participation of Denis Glushakov, the ball came down on defender new Zealanders Michael Boxall and qualified as an own goal.© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in photobunny coach of Russia Stanislav Cherchesov during a match with New Zealand.The opening of the confederations Cup in 2017 was great, said the head of FIFA© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in photobunny coach of Russia Stanislav Cherchesov during a match with New Zealand.© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotobanka to right: Kip Kolvi (New Zealand) and Fedor Smolov (Russia).The opening of the confederations Cup in 2017 was great, said the head of FIFA© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotobanka to right: Kip Kolvi (New Zealand) and Fedor Smolov (Russia).© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in photobacteria goal against Russia was scored by striker Fedor Smolov on the 69th minute.The opening of the confederations Cup in 2017 was great, said the head of FIFA© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in photobacteria goal against Russia was scored by striker Fedor Smolov on the 69th minute.© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in the Bank»is Pleased that the team got the result and at times showed the game that we had planned,» — said at a press conference the head coach of Russian national team Stanislav Cherchesov.The opening of the confederations Cup in 2017 was great, said the head of FIFA© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in the Bank»is Pleased that the team got the result and at times showed the game that we had planned,» — said at a press conference the head coach of Russian national team Stanislav Cherchesov. /

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