The 2018 edition of the FIFA World Cup is scheduled to kick-off on June 14 of 2018 and expected to finalize on July 15 of that same year and the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has urged FIFA to be more active in their quest of promoting the upcoming worldwide competition and make more people be interested in watching the approaching tournament.
Not too long ago, a number of FIFA executives were involved in scandals, briberies and allegations of this nature which led to various figures in the football organization being either fired, arrested or resigned from their position.
The Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko wants the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup to be better than all of the previous ones and help clean the image that FIFA has been tainted with in recent times.
Gianni Infantino was the new president that was selected to replace Sepp Blatter who was also involved with scandals and he had to step down from his presidential position in FIFA and Infantino is one of the main figures that has the task of getting FIFA back on track by trying to erase all of this recent forgettable period of time which has been filled with so many unremarkable events.
“We expect questions to Russia from him Infantino. We would like FIFA to be more active in promoting the World Cup. We don’t have any alarming question to him.” This is what the Russian Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said as he urged the new president Gianni Infantino and his entire team in being more active in their task of promoting the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup witnessed Brazil facing off with Croatia and this match had over 40 million people watching this match and throughout the remainder of that competition, each match had a consistent string of large amount of spectators and this is what the Russian Prime Minister is hoping that will occur but have an even larger amount of viewers for the approaching 2018 FIFA World Cup.