Fifa boss Infantino meets Putin in Moscow ahead of 2018 World Cup

Fifa boss Infantino meets Putin in Moscow ahead of 2018 World Cup
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New Fifa boss Gianni Infantino has held meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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New Fifa boss Gianni Infantino has held meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. **> Putin hosts FIFA president Infantino on final day of Russia visit https://t.co/hmB0DsQ1Pjpic.twitter.com/MdXwula7mX > > — FRANCE 24 (FRANCE24) <a href="https://twitter.com/FRANCE24/status/722876774778937344">April 20, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b>Infantino has been in Moscow to discuss preparations ahead of the 2018 World Cup and the Confederations Cup in 2017. <b> <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>&mdash; 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.

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