LOC Management Board approve 2014 work

Moscow has played host to the sixth meeting of the Management Board of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Local Organising Committee, chaired by Vitaly Mutko, Chairman of the Russia 2018 LOC and Russian Sports Minister.

Also taking part were Alexey Sorokin, CEO of the Russia 2018 LOC, President of the Russian Football Union Nikolay Tolstykh, and representatives from federal ministries of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Transport and Construction.

The Russia 2018 LOC reported on the year’s results and presented operation plans for 2015. The board members discussed preparations for the first official non-competition event of the 2018 FIFA World Cup – the Preliminary Draw, which will take place on 25 July in Saint-Petersburg.

The Preliminary Draw will be held in Konstantin’s Palace in Strelna. More than 1800 guests will come to Saint-Petersburg, including representatives of national football associations, dignitaries from FIFA and the Russian government, host cities and regions representatives, media and other guests. The Preliminary Draw is a perfect opportunity to showcase the host country and its vision to stage the World Cup and share the Russian culture and traditions with a huge worldwide TV audience.