Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged an all-out effort on Tuesday to provide high-level services and create favorable conditions for athletes and fans during upcoming football tournaments.
He made the remarks during a meeting with visiting Gianni Infantino, President of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
Russia will host the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup from June 17 to July 2 in four cities and the 2018 FIFA World Cup from June 14 to July 14 in 11 cities.
“We will do our best to maintain the highest possible service standards at the sports facilities and to create a favorable living and other conditions for the numerous fans, spectators and athletes,” Putin said.
After visiting a new stadium, Infantino spoke highly of Russia’s football facilities, saying he believes Russia can deliver on its promises.