Putin to hand World Cup host's mantle to Emir of Qatar on Sunday

Putin to hand World Cup host's mantle to Emir of Qatar on Sunday

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and FIFA President Gianni Infantino will take part in a ceremony on Sunday handing over the hosting of the soccer World Cup, a Kremlin official said on Friday.

Russia's President Putin attends the International Cybersecurity Congress in Moscow
FILE PHOTO: Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech as he attends the International Cybersecurity Congress in Moscow, Russia July 6, 2018. Sergei Chirikov/Pool via REUTERS

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and FIFA President Gianni Infantino will take part in a ceremony on Sunday handing over the hosting of the soccer World Cup, a Kremlin official said on Friday.

Putin and Sheikh Tamim are also set to discuss the Middle East at a separate meeting on Sunday, Kremlin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters.

Qatar hosts the next World Cup in 2022.

(Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

Source: Reuters

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