Putin came to the match of the confederations Cup between New Zealand and Russia

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin speaks at St. Petersburg before the match between Russia and New Zealand. 17 Jun 2017Putin came to the match of the confederations Cup between New Zealand and Russia© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the opening match of the confederations Cup between the national teams of Russia and New Zealand, which takes place at the stadium «Saint-Petersburg».

On the eve of the respective plans of the President said his press Secretary Dmitry Peskov. The confederations Cup will be held in Russia from 17 June to 2 July.

It is expected that tournament will be visited by thousands of tourists, they will be able to get into Russia without a visa. Will operate four stadiums, training grounds 12. Ticket holders can enjoy free transport by train to the city, which will host the match.

The match between Russia and New Zealand also present the President of the International football Federation (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, the President of the football Union of New Zealand Derik Show, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, the head of the Russian football Union, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Vitaly Mutko, the first Vice-President of the RFU Nikita Simonyan, the head of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov. The match also observe the veterans of the national football Rinat Dasaev and Alexander Borodyuk, captain of the football team «Orenburzhye» Nikita Smirnov.

Mutko earlier said that the Russian football team will please fans with his play and dedication. According to him, the team embarked on the upgrade path, it leads promising and growing coach Stanislav Cherchesov.

Confederations Cup 2017 — the eighth such tournament among national teams held under the auspices of FIFA. The Cup was organized by the international football Federation in 1997 and now is held a year before the world Cup. It involved the winners of each of the six continental Championships, the current world champion and the host country of the competition. Russia will play in the tournament for the first time. In 2013, first place went to Brazil, which hosted world Cup games, this year’s South American national team, which won four times in the competition, the tournament is not involved.

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