Watch with countdown before the start of the world Cup 2018 in Russia was launched in Kazan on Saturday, 565 days before the tournament.
The first ever world Cup in Russia will take place from 14 June to 15 July 2018. The tournament matches will be played in Moscow, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-don, Sochi and Yekaterinburg.
Saturday on the waterfront of the Kazanka river in the capital of Tatarstan was the start of a clock with a countdown to the start of the tournament. The launch ceremony hours was attended by the President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino.
“I’m happy to be in this beautiful city in this wonderful weather. And from that moment on we have no doubt. From this day we begin to count the days, minutes before the world Cup. We would like to thank Kazan for hospitality and readiness to host matches of the confederations Cup and world championship”, – quotes the words Infantino “R-Sport”.
According to the Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation Vitaly Mutko, who also is now in Kazan, these watches symbolize the inevitability that the world Cup is approaching and will take place.