New Fifa boss Gianni Infantino has held meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Infantino has been in Moscow to discuss preparations ahead of the 2018 World Cup and the Confederations Cup in 2017.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">On visit to Russia, FIFA’s Gianni Infantino says he hopes for video replay at 2018 World Cup <a href="https://t.co/JU0HvzCsgj">https://t.co/JU0HvzCsgj</a> <a href="https://t.co/1B6PlErPUe">pic.twitter.com/1B6PlErPUe</a></p>— Planet Fútbol (si_soccer) April 19, 2016
The Fifa president praised Russia’s work and said that he wants to introduce the video assistant referee to improve the standard of officiating during the World Cup. He added that he hoped Russia 2018 will be the first tournament to use the technology.
Next stop for Infantino, Doha, Qatar for a two-day visit to the host country of the 22nd World Cup.