Russia gearing up for World Cup 2018
November 20, 2012
Even though it is six years away, Russia is already starting to plan for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in order to have the event run smoothly, according to FIFA. The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) recently met to start conceptualizing the key matches and which stadiums certain games will play at.
Thus far, the LOC board is proposing that Moscow and Saint Petersburg host a great deal of the games. One thing's for sure, many people, including FIFA's secretary general, are thrilled this World Cup is being hosted by Russia, especially FIFA's secretary general.
"To be able to be part of a FIFA World Cup in your home country is a very special and rare opportunity. The FIFA Fan Fests in 2014 will be an appetizer of what Russians and the world will experience in 2017 and 2018. It is fantastic to see the great excitement among the host cities and the Russians already," Jerome Valcke, the FIFA secretary general, told the news source. "We are well on track but at the same time we have a long way to go as there are many tasks to be fulfilled and a great deal of infrastructure to be created here in Russia to prepare the perfect stage for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the FIFA Confederations Cup one year earlier."
Before the World Cup makes its way to Russia, it will first be hosted in Brazil in 2014. Brazil is not having the best of times getting everything ready, but it is expected they will have everything together when it's time.