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12 July 2018

FIFA is Satisfied with FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia

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Director of the Department of competitions and events’ organization of the International Football Federation (FIFA) Colin Smith highly praised organizational level of the World Cup, held in Russia.

“Russia is delivering a top-quality championship. After a group stage, I told that we are much more than satisfied with the tournament. There were no serious operational problems, so we got lots of favorable reports from teams, spectators, guests, media and commercial partners”, - said Mr. Smith. It was possible due to professional work of the Organizing Committee and regions.

FIFA Representative also noted that the scales of the World Cup 2018 is impressive: more than two million tickets have been distributed, 98% of accredited people attend the matches, 290 thousands of accreditations, 16 thousand of media representatives cover the event.

“All the fans were met perfectly. For the last 3,5 years I was regularly visiting Russia and enjoying the enthusiasm and unity of the country, preparing for the event”, - added the org-man.

President of the International Football Federation Gianni Infantino also thanked the players, coaches and referees and all those, who take part in the World Cup organization. He also expressed a gratitude to Russian government, all the volunteers and called them “a heart and smile of the championship”.

“It is an incredible World Cup. In two days there will be a peak of it, - said Mr. Infantino. – Couple of years before I suggested that this event will be the greatest for the whole time and now I can tell it for sure, it is the best World Cup in history”.

FIFA 2018 World Cup has started on June, 14 and will last until July, 15. “Proxy Centre” company was responsible for transport services of client groups in three clusters out of four: Western, Central and Southern. Transport vehicles were provided by Mercedes and Mundial partners - Hyundai and KIA. The company provided logistic support, meet-and-greet services of the highest level. “Proxy Centre” specialists organized the work of supervisors of transport desks and transport zones in 11 cities, hosting the matches. Teams of supervisors worked in arrival and departure objects (airports and railway stations), hotels and stadiums. Each city is assigned with a senior manager of supervisors, providing the service quality on each objects. During the Mundial more than 455 people and working for transport desks and zones, 150 of them in Moscow.

Earlier “Proxy Center” company took part in preparation and holding the events, connected to Championship, such as Confederations Cup in Russia in June-July, 2017 and Final Draw, which took place on December 1st of 2017 in Moscow State Kremlin Palace.

Specialists of the company provided transport support during the seminar of teams of championship in Sochi, visits in the purposes of the inspection of FIFA in organizing cities.