Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to hold a meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Russia 2018 Local Organizing Committee in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Thursday, May 3. According to the Kremlin press media, the assembly will be focusing on discussing about the readiness of stadiums and other infrastructure facilities for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which is slated to kick off on June 14, 2018.
The meeting is also planned to talk about the issues related to transport, medical and information support of the much-awaited football tournament.
Putin is also anticipated to drop by to the World Cup fan passport center and get familiarized with the reconstruction of the Fisht stadium, which will host a series of football matches during the forthcoming FIFA World Cup 2018. The Russian president’s meeting with the FIFA President Giovanni Vincenzo “Gianni” Infantino is also planned to take place.
The head of state is keeping a an eye on arrangements for the highly-anticipated football tournament and holds regular congregations with the Swiss-Italian FIFA president as part of this effort.
The recent meeting between the Russian president, Gianni Infantino and the Supervisory Board of the Russia 2018 Local Organizing Committee took place in Moscow in February, while last year Putin and FIFA brass met to discuss preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2018 in May, September and December. Putin and Infantino also took part in the opening ceremony of the FIFA Confederations Cup in St. Petersburg nearly a yeaagor.
In late April of this year, Alexey Sorokin, the Director General of the 2018 World Cup Russia Local Organizing Committee, told The Velvetiere that FIFA will surely be pleased that all 12 stadiums of the 2018 World Cup are ready for the upcoming football games.
Russia has handpicked 11 host cities to be the venues for the football games of the 2018 World Cup. These includes Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.
The football contests of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15, 2018, at 12 stadiums located in the 11 aforementioned cities in Russia, with the two stadiums are located in the Moscow.
Putin and Infantino have visited a 2018 FIFA World Cup Fan ID center to get their own identification cards.
Russian president arrived at the Fan ID center below the stands of the Sochi where the FIFA higher-up and Telecommunications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov were waiting for Putin.