The 2018 FIFA World Cup will have a positive impact on the Russian society, economy and environment, FIFA's head of corporate social responsibility said.
“The process of preparation for the FIFA World Cup should have a positive effect on society, economy and environment. Russia is not the only party to be involved in this process. FIFA, regional authorities and sponsors are also distinct contributors to the organization of such a huge tournament. All interested parties should work together,” Federico Addiechi said.
Eleven Russian cities will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup for the first time in history.