Putin: all the objects for the confederations Cup and the world Cup was built on time

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during a visit to the youth Academy of football club Krasnodar. 23 may 2017Putin: all the objects for the confederations Cup and the world Cup was built on time© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

The Russian side will do everything for the timely completion of construction of the confederations Cup 2017 and world Cup 2018, said Tuesday the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

«We will do everything to ensure that the objects and conditions of stay in Russia, and everything to do with the large number of fans, spectators, athletes, was carried out at the highest level,» he said at a meeting with the President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino.

The Russian President thanked personally Infantino and his organization for the support and maintenance of Russia’s preparations for the football tournament.

«In the development of football is one of the major meanings of the right to host the world Cup to such countries where there is still a way to go, and there are trims that are yet to be achieved in the development of sports in the development of football», — said the President of the Russian Federation.

He expressed satisfaction that FIFA positive about preparation of the Russian side for the football competition. Putin noted that the Russian side creates the necessary conditions for football lovers and sportsmen. He also drew attention Infantino, in preparation for the confederations Cup and the world Cup in Russia the considerable part of attention, and stadium seats offered to foreign guests.

Before the conversation Putin and Infantino toured the new stadium of football club «Krasnodar».

The Russian head of state and FIFA President, accompanied by Vice-Premier Vitaly Mutko, the Russian presidential aide Igor Levitin and General Director of the retailer «Magnit» Sergey Galitsky, who is the President of football club «Krasnodar» and funded the construction of the stadium, walked around the football field, and spoke with activists leading the volunteer associations of Russia.

During the meeting with volunteers, Putin drew attention to the large number of volunteers involved in service football tournament — 5800 man for the confederations Cup and 20 thousand — for the world Cup.

In response, the volunteers said that just to participate in volunteer work were submitted 177 thousand applications from 190 States, including Russia, noting that this is the largest number of applications in the history of the Championships.

The head of state has declared to journalists that in Russia hope that their work will successfully hold both tournaments. The President also posed for pictures with them.

The construction of the new stadium began in April 2013 and completed in September 2016. Bowl capacity sports facility is 34 thousand 291, of which 3197 — VIP seats and boxes. The roof is a singular cabling structure covers all the seats. The rostrum is equipped with infrared heating system for maximum comfort of the fans in cold weather. Around the perimeter of the bowl of the stadium, installed a giant video screen with an area of 4700 square meters.

The football field was built using all modern technologies: heated, forced aeration, cooling, artificial lighting of the lawn. The technical capabilities of the stadium will allow it matches any of the tournaments under the auspices of UEFA and FIFA.

The first match at the new stadium played the national team of Russia. Friendly match Russia — Costa Rica held on 9 October 2016. The first home match of the club was held on October 20, 2016: «Krasnodar» took the German club «Schalke 04» in the third round of the group round of the Europa League.

Putin: all the objects for the confederations Cup and the world Cup was built on time© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid photosangelina in Russia: cities that will host the 2018 world Cup football


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