Kremlin: Putin to attend FIFA Congress ahead of World Cup
MOSCOW (AP) The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the FIFA Congress on the eve of the World Cup opener.
A brief Kremlin statement didn’t give details of what part Putin will play at the congress.
Putin did not attend the 2010 vote in Zurich which gave Russia the right to host the World Cup, saying he stayed away as a sign of respect for FIFA. He arrived shortly the Russian bid won the vote.