"Russia is ready to host the Confederations Cup. All four stadiums are ready. All the cities have 12 pre-match training grounds. All the agreements have been signed. There are issues to resolve by June 2. Everything will be given over to the organizing committee on June 2. We are confident that the tournament will be held at the highest possible standard," Mutko, who is a member of the World Cup organizing committee, told reporters.
The 2017 Confederations Cup will be held in Russia between June 17 and July 2. The once-in-four-years event will bring together the national teams of Australia, Cameroon, Chile, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal and Russia. FIFA started to sell tickets for the Confederations Cup earlier in April.
Russia will also host its first ever Football World Cup on June 14 — July 14 next year. The matches will be held in several major cities, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Sochi, Rostov-on-Don and others.
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