No sooner had we glad that got their hands on the football world championship in 2018, as has already begun to be difficult. It is learned that may not have all the cities listed in the bid book, World Cup, will host matches tournament. This was quite a formally declared the first vice-premier of Russia Igor Shuvalov at a meeting of the Supervisory Board on the organization of the championship of the planet 2018. "Today we must determine which cities we just work. It's no secret that not all the cities that we showed in our bid book, we will work. Deceive and cherish a lot of sense, and if there is an understanding that it will not be 13 cities, and another number, such a decision should be taken as soon as possible ", – said Igor Shuvalov, literally.
Kind of a duet with him and made Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy, Vitaly Mutko. He said that the opening match, one of the semi-final meetings, as well as the final World Cup 2018 to be held in Moscow. According to Mutko, the Russian capital will be deployed headquarters of FIFA and the international broadcasting center. But the second semifinals, as the minister is likely to be held in St. Petersburg. Moscow and St.
Petersburg will also include a number of cities where matches will take place Confederations Cup in 2017 – a tournament which will bring together the champions continents. Confederations Cup matches are also scheduled to take place in Sochi, Kazan. From this it follows chtoseychas can only talk about the four cities that are guaranteed to take the 2018 World Cup. These are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi Kazan. In fact, the initial list of cities that were to take the world championship matches were as follows: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Podolsk, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Samara, Volgograd, Saransk, Krasnodar, Sochi, Rostov-on-Don and Ekaterinburg.