February 4, 2016 - 17:17
The "Festival of Champions" is coming, which brings together the best teams of the continents. Along with Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sochi, Kazan crossed the 500 days mark before the start of the FIFA Confederations Cup, which will be staged in these four cities from 17 June to 2 July, 2017. The importance of staging the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ for the host country, and how the capital of Tatarstan is preparing for it, were mentioned at a press briefing on 4 February at the Republican Press and Mass Communications Agency. Participants of the briefing were State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation Natalya Parshikova, Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs and Sport of the Republic of Tatarstan Khalil Shaikhutdinov, and the head of the division for preparation of venues and organisation of events in the host city of Kazan for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Azat Kadyrov.