FIFA President Gianni Infantino Will Attend Opening Ceremony of 2017 FIFA Confed Cup: Football Internationale de Football Association President Gianni Infantino is to attend the opening ceremony of the competition. He will visit the second largest city of Russia on Saturday before kick off of the tournament of Champions at Krestovsky Stadium. He will also witness the opening game of the championship scheduled to be played between hosts Russia and New Zealand.
Gianni Infantino Will Attend Opening Ceremony of 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
President Infantino arrived in Russia to attend the ceremony and the first game of the competition. The opening ceremony will begin at 4:00 pm [Local Time]. You can see date, timing and TV channels of the ceremony here.
In order to host Confed Cup and FIFA World Cup 2018, Russia built Krestovsky Stadium. The stadium have seating capacity of 68,000. Both opening and final games will be played at this stadium. You may like to watch opening ceremony of 2017 Confed Cup.
The ceremony is expected to run for 30 to 45 minutes featuring performances of Russia’s culture. The Firebird of Igor Stravinsky will sound across the stadium. There will be floats of all eight participating teams also.
Confed Cup is seen as rehearsal of next year’s FIFA World Cup that determines preparations and facility of upcoming World Cup.