Mutko told about the replacement of the turf «St. Petersburg Arena»

© RIA Novosti / Michael Bureauracy in Photobacterium Saint Petersburg arena on Krestovsky island in St. Petersburg. Archival photoMutko told about the replacement of the turf «St. Petersburg Arena»© RIA Novosti / Michael Bureauracy the image Bank

Deputy Prime Minister and the head of the Russian football Union (RFU) Vitaly Mutko said that the decision about replacing the lawn at the «Saint-Petersburg Stage», there is an active phase of this process, now this is the most problematic stadium in Russia.

The session of the RFU Executive Committee took place on Monday in Moscow. Petersburg «Zenith» in April moved from the stadium «Petrovsky» on a new stadium «Sankt-the Petersburg arena» where in summer must pass matches of the confederations Cup. In the aftermath of the may 7 match 27th round of the championship of Russia between «Zenith» and the Grozny «Terek» the head coach of «blue-white-blue» Mircea Lucescu has criticised the pitch at the arena. The Chairman of the Board «Gazprom» Alexey Miller said that the condition of the field at «Saint-Petersburg Stage» is «poor». In the end the last home game of the season against FC Krasnodar on may 17 «Zenit» held at the stadium «Petrovsky».

«Heard the preparations for the confederations Cup, (Director-General of the organizing Committee «Russia-2018») Alexey Sorokin reported on the readiness of head coach (national team Russia Stanislav Cherchesov) about the team’s preparation told. June 2 we will have to transfer our entire infrastructure to the organizing Committee. Today the most problematic stadium «Sankt-the Petersburg arena». 20 may took the decision to replace the lawn, and now is the active phase. There are still questions. I hope that June 2 will be the job completed,» — said Mutko.

The confederations Cup will be held in Russia from 17 June to 2 July in Kazan, Sochi, Saint-Petersburg and Moscow.

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