FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, on Thursday said there were no motivations to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia.
“The World Cup bid process was fair and there are no reasons to take away the event from Russia,” the top FIFA official told media at the function that denoted the 100 days before the Confederations Cup commence.
The service occurred at Saint Petersburg’s recently fabricated stadium, where development started in 2007 however was just completed in December in the wake of spiraling bills and missed due dates.
The cutting edge spaceship-formed 68,000-seater is set to hold the opening and last amusements of the Confederations Cup and will likewise organize World Cup coordinates in 2018.
“Today’s ceremony showed how much Russia wants to stage the best Confederations Cup and the World Cup in history. FIFA also did everything possible to avoid a boycott and we succeeded in that,” Samoura said.