Kazan to be a "trump card" in application campaign to host the football World...
A dozen of Russian cities fight for this right, but Kazan is one of three leaders after Moscow and St. Petersburg. Mayor of RT capital Ilsur Metshin expressed such opinion during the meeting of Executive committee.
According to him, Russia has very serious rivals - England and Spain (with Portugal). "Deserved victory for the Spaniards in yesterday´s final game of the World Cup-2010 adds the chances of this country to become a mistress of the upcoming games - said Ilsur Metshin - However, we are seriously preparing to host the World Cup". Before August 18 in Kazan should be handed in 3 football stadium. Note that exactly this day in the capital of Tatarstan will bring together representatives from FIFA who in December will decide which country will be the mistress of the world championship in 2018 and 2022.
Neither Russia nor the Soviet Union never took the world championship in football. "We see enormous opportunities opening up in the host countries in tourism and in the level of investments", - says the Mayor of Kazan. According to him, our city is one of three leading cities seeking to host the World Cup 2018.
Recall, last week Kazan was attended by representatives of Application Committee "Russia-2018", headed by its CEO Alexey Sorokin. According to the Mayor, members of the committee were unanimous in the fact that Kazan is a “trump card” in application campaign. - Russia is not only Moscow and St. Petersburg. We want to show that Kazan is a football city, that we are very seriously preparing for the championship. We want to impress with the breadth of the Russian soul and national diversity", - says Ilsur Metshin.
According to the Mayor, holding the World Cup - "no less important event than forthcoming in 2013 Universiade. "The competition of this level require considerable investment - in an amount not less than Universiade game - believes Ilsur Metshin. - Kazan celebrated the 1000th anniversary, we are now preparing for the Universiade. With God´s help in 2018 or 2022 we would hold the football World Cup in our city. We have to aspire”.
The Mayor also reminded that the Application Committee is headed by Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin and in Tatarstan this work is conducted under the guidance of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. "All of our team to work very seriously. At August 18 we need to "shoot" so that it can be seen that Kazan lives with football "- summed up Ilsur Metshin.