>> FIFA's top man and the Russian president hand in hand opening the recruitment campaign for volunteers for the next World Cup. The 2018 event will take place in Russia, something President Putin hopes will not only clean Russia's sporting image, but help the country recover from a hard economic recession.
Back in November, the World Anti-Doping Agency accused the Kremlin of states anti doping. And on Wednesday, the IOC said it will be targeting Russia and Pre-Olympic drug testing due to the country's track records. Meanwhile, the country's biggest tennis star, Maria Sharapova, and the whole track and field team have been banned from international competition.
But football is a different game, and President Infantino is set to keep Russia on board.>> As far as football is concerned, as far as FIFA is concerned, we have our anti-doping programs, they are very strict and very firm, and they apply whatever. And obviously, I mean, the only big games is the celebration of the sport in the world, and I hope to know the companies of the world can participate, obviously.
>> The Russian President promising everything is at full speed, which stadiums being used in eleven cities, he will personally make sure all the venues will be completed on time.