For the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup a remote translation center will be launched in Russia. This was stated at the "ICT Infrastructure for 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia™" forum by Andrey Moiseev, head of Local Organising Committee Language services. The center will employ more than 50 interpreters who will work during at least 300 events.
"During the 2017 Confederations Cup the center will be located in Saint Petersburg, it will move to Moscow for the 2018 World Cup . The center will translate press conferences which take place in other cities. There will be up to nine languages in play: five core languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Russian), the first team's language, the second team's language, language of the first team's coach, language of the second team's coach," he explained. During previous two World championships remote translation centers were using no more than six languages.
Moiseev added that the sound transmission during translation may have a delay. "During sound transmission there might be a delay, which is unfortunate. But this disadvantage is compensated with a huge number of positive aspects. One translator can interpret three press conferences in one hour, which is efficient on all counts."