Fatma Samura: safety during Confederations Cup 2017 to be of highest level

FIFA's Secretary General expressed confidence that the Tournament of Champions participants will get will have best conditions
25 April

Russian government will do everything possible to ensure that security during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 is of the highest level according to the FIFA's Secretary General Fatma Samura.

"People are asking questions about safety issues," said Samura. "And we guaranteed that the government will do everything possible to ensure that security during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 is of the highest level. FAN ID is one of the measures to ensure that all safety aspects comply FIFA's standards."

She noted that the best conditions will be created for the tournament participants. "Confederations Cup is a Tournament of Champions with the strongest teams of the continents," Samura said. "I visited all host cities to make sure that the participants will receive the best conditions. I am confident that the Confederations Cup will be a good platform to prepare for the 2018 World Cup. When it comes to Saint Petersburg, everyone wants to visit the city one day. It is the greatest city with rich culture and history. I hope that the Confederations Cup matches will attract new young football fans. I visited the Saint Petersburg Stadium about a month ago and I can not help but notice the huge progress of the stadium achieved by the organizers. I was glad to meet there the famous Brazilian footballer Cafu, and the Russian football legend Aleksey Smertin. Now he is not only a World Cup ambassador, but also the RFU anti-racism and discrimination inspector. I look forward to returning to Saint Petersburg in summer when the weather is good."