Kremlin: Putin may attend 2018 FIFA World Cup final draw
Russian President Vladimir Putin may attend the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup next week in Moscow, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
"This is highly possible and we hope that the president will find some time on his schedule to do it," TASS cited Peskov as saying.
The spokesman added that the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final Draw is one of the most important events in Russia’s preparations to host the world’s main football championship.
The presidential spokesman said the preparations for the 2018 World Cup are "in full steam and the event will be marvelous".
Two days ago the FIFA announced that eight high-profile football players from around the globe would "be lending a helping hand on 1 December" during the much-awaited Final Draw for the 2018 World Cup at Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace.
The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums located in the 11 mentioned above cities across Russia. Two of the stadiums are located in the Russian capital.