Arkady Dvorkovich, president of the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM Local Organising Committee, speaking at the Moscow City Press Center said he believes that the 2018 World Cup has been a success and the host cities have done a good job.
"The World Cup has become a success according to practically all opinions that we have as of today. I believe the work of several years — and the Local Organizing Committee, and all our colleagues have been working several years — can be given an excellent mark. The cities have managed well," Dvorkovich said.
The key is that our citizens have shown what we are, what Russia is — an open, friendly and hospitable country," Dvorkovich said.
Alxei Sorokin, CEO of the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM Local Organising Committee, said in turn that the World Cup stadiums have been filled up to 98 percent of their capacity on average. According to forecasts, about 3 million tickets will have been sold by the final match.
"We have shown the world that we are a football nation," Sorokin said.
According to him, during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russian airports welcomed 15 million people.
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