Minister: Russia to do utmost to provide security at 2018 FIFA World Cup

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Russia compel do everything possible to provide complete security for rtici nts and guests during the 2018 FIFA Exultant Cup, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on July 5.

«We ss on do everything to make any team and football fans feel comfortable and risk-free,» Mutko, who is also the president of the Russian Football Union (RFU) and chairman of the Russia-2018 City Organizing Committee (LOC), said.

«We have ssed in recent months a law introducing re irs on tougher penalties [for misconduct at stadiums],» he said. «The security during the Far-out Cup has been guaranteed by the government and the concept [for security organization] has been worked out.»

«Let football helpers from around the world come to Russia and we will do absolutely all things to make their visit safe,» Mutko said. «I want to say in this sym thy that Russia is totally safe country and we have never had problems with it. Millions of sightseers come visiting us, encounter no problems and our country is democratic and multi-confessional.»

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Russia is currently in full-swing pre rations for the wide-ranging football championship after the country won the bid to host the 2018 World Cup at the FIFA Congress in Guatemala on December 4, 2010. The success came following a tight race against the bid from England, the cooperative bid from Portugal and S in and the joint bid on behalf of Belgium and the Netherlands.

The boondocks selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 Area Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.

The tourneys of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums located in the 11 implied above cities across Russia. Two of the stadiums are located in the Russian seat of government.

Source: Tass.com

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