I. Metshin about the results of the Confederations Cup-2017
The Cup of
Confederations-2017 is over. It was a football holiday grandiose in its scale
and atmosphere. During this time the Kazan citizens saw spectacular matches
with the participation of bright teams from Portugal, Mexico, Russia, Germany,
and Chile. The whole world saw how welcoming Kazan can be. Thanks to our
citizens for this! Football players, fans, and journalists noted the
hospitality, friendliness of our city and its inhabitants! Such events lead the
city to a new level, changing not only the infrastructure but the mentality of
the inhabitants. This is worth a lot!
process of preparing and holding the tournament, Kazan deservedly received high
estimates from the leadership of FIFA, heads of national teams’ delegations,
the country's leadership, the organizing committee, football players, and fans.
A lot of work has been done, a lot of effort has been invested. And what is
important, we prepare events not in an emergency mode but in an organized,
systematic one, according to a clear plan, where everyone knows what to do.
Although the amount of work is large, 90% of which is not visible to guests or
participants of the competition.
result of the Confederations Cup is that it passed without emergency situations
and surprises. Unprecedented security measures were taken during the preparation
and conduction of the tournament. Of course, obtained experience will be in
demand when holding the World Cup-2018. Despite flattering reviews and
appreciation of the Confederations Cup, we have much to grow. We saw our
faults, we know there is no limit to perfection. It is necessary to work on the
mistakes. During this year, we must work to make the World Cup even better.