Pulse.com.gh logo
Go


Confederations Cup Russia's Putin to meet FIFA chief Infantino

  • Published:

Russian president Vladimir Putin will meet FIFA chief Gianni Infantino in Moscow on Friday ahead of this weekend's draw for the Confederations Cup, the Kremlin announced on Thursday.

"The head of state will meet the FIFA president in Moscow," read a brief statement from the Kremlin, with Infantino on his way to Kazan for the draw for next year's tournament.

On Wednesday, Infantino held the first of a series of regional meeting with federation chiefs outside Paris and underlined his desire to expand the World Cup finals beyond its current 32-team format.

"We see these World Cups as a chance, an opportunity to open parts of the world to an event," said Infantino, as Russia prepares to host the 2018 edition before Qatar takes centre stage in 2022.

Russia has been confronted by corruption scandals and stadium delays in recent months, but Putin guaranteed that everything will be ready on time for the 2018 showpiece.

The Confederations Cup runs from June 17-July 2 and will be played in four cities -- Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi.

The eight-team competition features all six continental champions including Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and Chile, as well as world champions Germany and hosts Russia.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Ban Threat Osafo Maafo to lead government delegation to meet FIFA on...bullet
2 Ghanaian Players Abroad Swansea City fans troll Jordan Ayew over his...bullet
3 Black Princesses Why FIFA waited 10 weeks to issue a threat to ban Ghanabullet
4 Football FIFA made a mistake awarding Messi the Golden Ball- Sepp...bullet
5 Number 12 Government responds to FIFA’s threat to ban Ghanabullet
6 Ghanaian Players Abroad Thomas Partey sets record in Super Cupbullet
7 'Number 12' 6,000 Ghanaian footballers to be rendered unemployedbullet
8 La Liga This is why Luka Modric wants to leave Real Madridbullet
9 The Finest Top 10 players who made the Ghana Premier...bullet
10 Transfer News Aduana Stars duo set to sign for...bullet

Top Videos

1 Watch Kwadwo Asamoah's wonderful assist as Inter pip Atleticobullet
2 Seedorf and Kluivert unveiled as the new Cameroon coachesbullet
3 Anas Aremeyaw Anas finally takes off beads on TVbullet
4 Video These words of Paul Pogba inspired France to World Cup glorybullet
5 Video Andre Ayew jams to Kwami Eugene’s hit songbullet
6 Ghost Goal Italian referee shows remorse for disallowing...bullet
7 Video Shatta Wale displays great football skills that would...bullet
8 Video Sulley Muntari cooks for wife Menayebullet
9 Video Gyan rubbishes assertion that Ghana would have won...bullet
10 Back to the Roots Memphis Depay dancing ‘adobe’ in...bullet

Football