FIFA concerned over stadium construction in St. Petersburg
The situation with the stadium construction in St. Petersburg is the cause for concern but the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) expects the new arena to be commissioned on time, the FIFA press office said.
"FIFA is closely monitoring the issues reported in St Petersburg over the last few days. The situation gives cause for concern, however, FIFA fully expects that the local authorities live up to the guarantees they provided and that the stadium will be delivered by December 2016 as promised," FIFA said in a statement.
As was reported on Friday, the St. Petersburg authorities also sent a notice to Inzhtransstroy-Spb on Friday about cancelling the contract, TASS reports.