Gianni Infantino thanks Russia for hosting Confederations Cup 2017

The head of FIFA expressed his special gratitude to the volunteers of the tournament
01 July

FIFA President Gianni Infantino thanked Russia for the successful holding of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 at a press conference in Saint Petersburg.

"This tournament in Russia was a great success from many points of view," said Infantino, "First, I want to thank Russia, the Local Organising Committee of the tournament, the Russian Football Union (RFS) and the whole nation. Special gratitude to the volunteers: they always helped, always met with a smile. From a sporting point of view, this was also a success, beautiful matches were played, on average, teams scored three goals per game, an average of 38 thousand spectators attended each game.The football was perfect - great players and teams, in the finals will play two very strong teams, and you can also congratulate other teams: the Portuguese team with Cristiano Ronaldo, Mexican and all the other teams."

In the Confederations Cup final teams of Germany and Chile will play. The meeting will be held on July 2, beginning at 9:00 p.m. Moscow time. Saint Petersburg Stadium, which will host the game, can accommodate 68 thousand spectators. Match for the third place between Portugal and Mexico will be held in Moscow on the same day. The meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. Moscow time. All tickets to these games are sold. The games of the tournament were also hosted by Sochi and Kazan.