Putin to meet with FIFA chief in Krasnodar

Putin to meet with FIFA chief in Krasnodar

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting of the Council for developing physical culture and sports today in Russia’s Krasnodar, the Kremlin press service said.

The meeting will focus on measures aimed at training teams and backup players until 2024. Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov will deliver a report. 

"Participants of the meeting will also discuss the National plan on fight against doping in Russian sports," TASS cited the press service as saying.

The head of the independent public anti-doping commission Vitaly Smirnov, who is the honorary president of the Russian Olympic Committee, will report on the particular measures.

During the trip, Putin is scheduled to meet with Gianni Infantino, the president of the world’s governing body of football FIFA, the press service added.

Putin will also visit the Champion training facility, the Academy of the Krasnodar football club for the children and youth and also a stadium of the Kuban team, where he will meet with Russia’s leading volunteer unions.