• Mutko called the staffing situation with the discrepancy of the "Zenit-Arena" the requirements of FIFA

  • Vice-Premier of the Russian government on matters of sport, tourism and youth policy Vitaly Mutko said that the construction of the stadium "Zenit arena" all is well. His words on Thursday, November 3, leads "R-Sport".

    "In General, the stadium and its preparation to completion of construction are on schedule. As for fields, if you do not begin to exploit it — you will not find the problem. Was a standard situation. Had weaknesses that allowed in the design. Now they will be eliminated — there is a plan for their elimination and the short-term and perspective", — said Mutko.

    He added that reports of non-compliance with the requirements of the field of the International football Federation (FIFA) exaggerated. "Box spring? This is so served. We are talking about vibrating processes, but is professional language. I think all professionals understand that such block of shake can not" — said Mutko.

    2 Nov has information, that roll-out field "Zenit-Arena" does not meet the requirements of FIFA. Inspectors were not satisfied with the vibration. Until they will not eliminate, the arena will not be able to host matches under the auspices of the Federation.

    The completion of the stadium is scheduled for December 2016. It must pass the matches of the confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA world Cup.


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