Russian President Vladimir 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

By: Reuters | Published: July 13, 2018 9:28:11 pm
Vladimir Putin, Vladimir Putin Russia, Russia Vladimir Putin, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, FIFA World Cup 2018, sports news, football, Indian Express Putin and Sheikh Tamim are also set to discuss the Middle East at a separate meeting on Sunday. (Source: Reuters)

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 football 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.

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