Russian President Vladimir Putin will be present in the 2018 FIFA World Cup game opener between Russia and Saudi Arabia, according to Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
“As of now, I can say for sure that the president will attend the World Cup opening match, which will involve Team Russia and Team Saudi Arabia,” Peskov said.
When Peskov asked if the Russian president has as a plan to attend any other World Cup matches than the opening contest, the Kremlin spokesperson said that “everything will depend on how things go.”
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia will will get underway on June 14 and ends in July 15, 2018, in 11 Russian cities – these includes Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi and Rostov-on-Don.
President Putin hopes that the Russia national football team will do their best in FIFA World Cup 2018. The host country Russia along with its nemesis on the first match Saudi Arabia as well as Egypt and Uruguay will make up Group A, while the Group B of the tournament will include Portugal, Spain, Iran and Morocco.
As for the Group C, France, Australia, Peru and Denmark will be battling in the knock off round while the Group D will be the 2014 runner up Argentina along with Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.
Moreover, the Group E will be composed of Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia. The Group F has the defending World Cup champion Germany alongside the Mexico, Sweden and South Korea. In Group G on the other side, it will consist of Belgium, Panama, Tunisia and England. Finally, Poland, Colombia, Senegal and Japan are all in Group H will clash in the first round.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup opener will be between the host nation of Russia versus Saudi Arabia. During the group stage round, the Russian national squad will also play against Egypt on June 19 and Uruguay on June 25. Russia has appeared in ten World Cups and is schedule to host the highly anticipated football tournament from June 14 to July 15, 2018.