World football’s governing body FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura has expressed satisfaction at Russia’s preparations to host the 2017 Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has said.

Samoura is currently on an official visit to Russia, reports Tass.

“FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura has arrived in Moscow and she is still here,” Mutko, who is also president of the Russian Football Union (RFU), said on Thursday.

“We have discussed with her issues regarding the preparations for the 2017 Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup and FIFA had no questions whatsoever.”

“Samoura is also paying a visit to discuss issues regarding the commercial rights, including the television broadcasting rights. We are ready to cooperate but the final say is with FIFA,” Mutko added.

First Published | 10 February 2017 3:03 PM
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