Moscow metro ‘95% ready for the FIFA Confederations Cup’

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With just over a week to go until the FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off, the Government of Moscow has said its metro system is “95 per cent ready”.

The metro’s head of strategic development and customer service Roman Latypov has said preparations will be fully complete by the end of the week.

Steps include translating metro maps, information signs at 84 stations and pamphlets into up to five languages – including English – rescheduling maintenance and developing certain metro staff’s language skills.

Roman Latypov added: “We [have] a major plan with more than 300 points that we need to finish before the FIFA Confederations Cup.

“We have completed 95 percent of it and the day after tomorrow this figure will be 98 percent. By the end of the week we will be 100 percent ready. Every point will be completed.”

The Confederations Cup will take place from June 17 to July 2 in four Russian cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi and Kazan.

The international tournament will sees the host nation Moscow, the reigning FIFA World Cup champions Germany, and the six holders of the FIFA confederation championships – Australia, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal and Cameroon – battle it out.


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