Russia stressed over World Cup stadium question
MOSCOW: The Russian powers and FIFA are worried over a question that has stopped development of a key World Cup 2018 stadium, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Wednesday.
Deal with the modern 68,000-seater field in Saint Petersburg, Russia’s second city, was solidified a month ago due to a legally binding contradiction between nearby powers and the firm regulating the development.
The spaceship-molded stadium is planned to be a host for seven World Cup amusements in 2018, including a semi-last and the third-put playoff.
Be that as it may, it is additionally one of four venues facilitated FIFA Confederations Cup matches, which begin in June one year from now. Four amusements are to be played there, including the last.
“We’re genuinely worried with the development of the stadium in Saint Petersburg,” Interfax office cited Mutko as saying, including that the circumstance was “under the control” of President Vladimir Putin.
The pastor added that the postponement undermines to see the Confederation Cup recreations moved to another venue and that a choice on this would be taken in pre-winter.
“In October we will visit Saint Petersburg together with FIFA agent to conclude the choice,” Mutko said.
In May, FIFA communicated worry over the circumstance and called for “more tightly venture coordination” amid a visit to the venue.
Development of the stadium started in 2007, however has hit by a spiraling bills and missed due dates.
The venue will serve as a home ground for Zenit St Petersburg after the competition.
Russia will have the 2018 World Cup at 12 stadiums in 11 urban communities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novogorod, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Kaliningrad, Samara, Yekaterinburg, Saransk and Sochi