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    Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Friday that all stadiums for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup would be built in time.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Kremlin said Thursday that Infantino would arrive in Russia to take part in the draw for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, due in the city of Kazan November 26.

    The quadrennial football tournament will take place between June 17 and July 2, 2017 as a prelude to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held from June 14 to July 15 across nearly a dozen Russian cities, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi and Volgograd. According to chief of the Russia 2018 Organizing Committee Alexei Sorokin, over $10 billion is expected to be spent on the first football championship on Russian soil.

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