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Kremlin to host World Cup finals draw

 Agencies |  2017-01-23 18:51:34.0  |  Moscow

The draw for the 2018 World Cup finals hosted by Russia will take place in the Kremlin on December 1, the country's Football Union (RFU) chief Vitaly Mutko said on Monday.

Mutko, Russia's deputy prime minister, said that world football's ruling body FIFA had approved the plan though FIFA had yet to comment.

"The World Cup finals draw ceremony will take place on December 1," Mutko said at a meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

"We have suggested holding it in the Kremlin Palace of Congresses. All that suited FIFA and now we are preparing to stage this final draw."

Russia will host the 2018 World Cup between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums in 11 cities.

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