FIFA to allocate over $60 million for 2018 World Cup heritage program in Russia

FIFA to allocate over $60 million for 2018 World Cup heritage program in Russia
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  • calendar-gray 28 February 2019

The world’s governing football body, FIFA, is set to allocate at least $60 million for the 2018 World Cup heritage program in Russia, Arkady Dvorkovich, the chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Russia-2018, said on Wednesday, ONAreports citing TASS.

The Monitoring Council of the Russia-2018 LOC gathered for its last session in Moscow on Wednesday.

"FIFA is set to allocate at least $60 million for the heritage program," Dvorkovich told journalists after the session. "The sum will be channeled for the support of the development of youth and women football and the [2018 World Cup] infrastructure maintenance."

"The heritage program is under discussions with the Russian Sports Ministry, the RFU [Russian Football Union] and FIFA," Dvorkovich said.

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