UEFA President Alexander Čeferin is sure that Russia will organize its part of the tournament perfectly.
During his visit to St. Petersburg, RF President Vladimir Putin met with UEFA President Alexander Čeferin. Vladimir Putin promised that St. Petersburg will do its best hosting the UEFA Cup matches next year.
‘We will do our best not to let you down, not to disappoint the fans and players’, Vladimir Putin said. ‘This will be a special tournament since it will coincide with the 60th anniversary of the championships, European football championships. It carries a lot of meaning for us because when the first championship was held 60 years ago, the winner was the national team of the Soviet Union’, he reminded.
Alexander Čeferin said that the World Cup was organized perfectly, ‘And I am sure you are capable of organizing top events in the future’, he added.
‘We are at UEFA very happy that Russia is more and more a football country’, UEFA President noted.
Vladimir Putin confirmed that the popularity of football is growing in Russia. ‘Today, according to our estimates, about 3 million of our people are connected with football one way or another’, he said.
Photo: St. Petersburg TV channel