FIFA president Gianni Infantino stated Saturday that the upcoming World Cup will certainly not be a “war,” as Russian authorities as well as Vladimir Putin are committed to making sure safety and security amidst worries of fan clashes.
“We are not fighting,” Infantino claimed. “You will see that we are going to have a football party and also if anybody wishes to cause difficulty, they will certainly have problems.”
“The Russians are extremely committed to this World Cup being an overall success,” he informed a press conference in Panama.
There are concerns physical violence might appear between fanatical “ultras,” particularly Russian as well as English fans, who clashed at the 2016 European Champion tournament in France.
Nonetheless, the FIFA principal explaining he had actually been involved in the organization of four European Championships verified coordinators in Russia are pulling out all the stops to stay clear of such cases.
“I have a bit of experience in arranging big events and also I have to say that I have never ever seen the degree of preparation specifically in safety and security that I am seeing in Russia anywhere else,” he claimed.
The competition which runs from June 14 to July 15 is readied to draw in followers from around the world, as viewers will certainly not require a visa to attend.