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Russia to open fan-ID issuance centers ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup

IANS  |  Moscow 

will open 130 centers for issuing fan-IDs, which are required along with tickets for attending matches of the 2018 World Cup in this summer, Irina Grigoryeva, an with the Russian Ministry, said on Tuesday.

"Within the frames of preparations for we are planning to open 30 offices for the issuance of fan-IDs as well as 100 additional centers near 12 stadiums selected to host matches," Grigoryeva said.

In late October, the announced the launch of an for obtaining new fan-IDs, which are required to attend matches of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, reports news agency.

The fan-ID plays an important role in the provision of security during the major tournament in as it grants admittance to the stadiums and also serves as visa for foreign visitors to enter the country.



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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 21:44 IST