Putin and Federation Internationale de Football Association president discuss preparations for World Cup

Putin and Federation Internationale de Football Association president discuss preparations for World Cup

Vladimir Putin and Gianni Infantino meet in Russian Federation.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz telephoned on Wednesday Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the latest regional and global developments, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

The main topics of the telephone conversation of U.S. presidents and Russia's Donald trump, and Vladimir Putin, 12 February was the situation in the middle East and settlement of the North Korea crisis and the crash of a passenger plane near Moscow.

Russian news agencies said Infantino offered his condolences to Putin over the plane crash.

This is the first meeting between Infantino and Putin since Vitaly Mutko decidedlast December to step down as head of World Cup Host Organizing Committee.

He said that "we'll experience the best World Cup ever this summer in Russia".


Mutko resigned under pressure after being cited numerous times in the doping scandalthat has permeated Russian sport.

Plans for Putin to visit Russia's Far East between February 19-22 have also been scrapped, independent local media TV Rain reported.

This year's soccer World Cup will bring a small boost to the Russian economy but could also cause a short-term spike in inflation, the Russian central bank said on Monday.

The country has been building and modernising facilities in preparation for the tournament, with a budget of about 11 billion dollars.

On a trip to Vietnam last week, Infantino said that "we'll experience the best World Cup ever this summer in Russian Federation".

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