FIFA: World Cup preparations in Russia progressing well

According to Russia’s Sports Minister, “Russia-2018” Chairman Vitaly Mutko, Nizhny Novgorod International Airport needs a new runway
Share 27 April 2016
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Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region Valery Shantsev, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko and acting FIFA General Secretary Markus Kattner (left to right) at a press briefing after the Management Board meeting of Local Organizing Committee "Russia-2018" with FIFA participation in Nizhny Novgorod

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Local Organizing Committee “Russia-2018” held its eighth Management Board meeting with FIFA participation in Nizhny Novgorod. The Board serves as an interaction platform between the Organizing Committee and FIFA in preparation for the 2018 World Cup.

Acting FIFA Secretary General Markus Kattner said that preparations for the World Cup in Russia are progressing well. “We had a very constructive board meeting, overall the reparations for the World Cup in Russia are progressing well although there remains still a lot to be done and we must keep the pace of progress,” Kattner said.

Nizhny Novgorod International Airport, which will receive fans during the 2018 World Cup, needs a new runway, Russia’s Sports Minister, Russia-2018 Chairman Vitaly Mutko said after the meeting.

"The second part if the Nizhny Novgorod International Airport needs to be reconstructed. New runway is needed. We do not have any more questions. Nizhny Novgorod has great potential. We expect the city to be well-prepared to host the World Cup matches,” the Minister said.