2016-10-02 12:21:00

FIFA President Gianni Infantino will visit Russia on October 21, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said.

Russia is hosting the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. On the day of the FIFA chief's planned visit, the voting on the tournament's mascot will come to an end. 

Mutko added that Infantino wants to meet President Vladimir Putin to discuss the upcoming tournament.

Accoding to the minister, the construction of about 80% of sports objects and infrastructure is advancing. He said the authorities are putting a priority on completing all the works in time.