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2018 World Cup: FIFA President Infantino Lauds Host Nation Russia

Unic Press UK: FIFA President Gianni Infantino has praised the Russian Federation for a remarkable World Cup so far, describing the Russian cities hosting the ongoing football event as incredible.

In an interview with TASS, Infantino said:

“Absolutely, so far. I think Russia has really set a new benchmark. The 11 host cities are incredible. The stadiums are of course fantastic and everyone can see that. On TV, those who attend the matches, stadiums are state of the art. Each and every one of the 12 stadiums. But more than that – the cities – the cities are beautiful, they are so rich in history, in culture. Some say that many people don’t know and discover it only thanks to this World Cup. The people, 17,000 volunteers, who are the face of Russia, but not only volunteers, all the people on the streets and the restaurants and the cafes, around the cities, the policemen  –men and women – in Russia are smiling.”

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