Ministry of Sports: hooligans will not have access to 2018 World Cup

The Local Organising Committee is collaborating with governmental agencies to ensure security
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The Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC) is collaborating with governmental agencies to ensure security and prevent hooligans from coming to the matches, said Russia’s Minister of Sports Pavel Kolobkov.

“Working with the fans is primarily an issue of security,” said Kolobkov. “In this regard all issues will be resolved, hooligans will not have access to stadiums. There’s the FAN ID, and everyone who was banned from stadiums will not be able to see the games there. Our organizations are closely cooperating with agencies responsible for this.”

The 2018 World Cup is hosted by 11 Russian cities and 12 stadiums. The games will be played in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi, Saransk, Nizhny Novgorod, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Kaliningrad and Ekaterinburg.