Putin: Russia is prepared to host the confederations Cup at the highest level

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at St. Petersburg during the match of the confederations Cup 2017 between Russia and New Zealand. 17 Jun 2017Putin: Russia is prepared to host the confederations Cup at the highest level© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae the image Bank

Russia is prepared to host the confederations Cup football at the highest level, said Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the opening ceremony of the competition.

«Our responsibility and commitment to hold the confederations Cup at the highest level. I’m sure our guests will recognize the friendly and hospitable and open to the world Russia», — said Putin.

The President hopes that the stadia in cities which will host matches of the confederations Cup, will be a fair fight.

«It’s a beautiful city with its history and dynamic life. That’s where modern football arenas will go uncompromising, honest, fair fight to the last minutes of the match,» — said Putin. He expressed confidence that millions people in the world will see «a beautiful, thrilling spectacle, the mastery of the ball, a real triumph of sports.»

The Russian President wished success and the teams and the fans. «Dear friends, we watch football! Welcome to Russia!» he said.

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