Russia’s 2018 FIFA World Cup infrastructure to be ready in March
The infrastructure for the 2018 FIFA World Cup must be ready by April 1, the stadiums for the tournament must be commissioned by March and handed over to the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Russia-2018 on May 25, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said.
"On the whole, we have a clear-cut schedule on the completion of works, we must be fully ready with the infrastructure by April 1 and we will be able to hand over everything to the LOC and FIFA by May 31," TASS cited Mutko as saying.
The minister noted that Russia has enormous operational work ahead of it on the training of the personnel and preparations of bases, which will be accommodating national teams. "By March we need to commission all stadiums and on May 25 they will be transferred under the authority of the Local Organizing Committee," Mutko stressed.