UEFA president backs Russia to be good host for Euro 2020
VIDEO SHOWS: UEFA PRESIDENT ALEKSANDER CEFERIN AND RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN HOLD MEETING / PUTIN AND CEFERIN SPEAKING ABOUT EURO 2020 RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT SHOWS: ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (NOVEMBER 27, 2019) (RUSSIAN POOL - ACCESS ALL) 1.
UEFA PRESIDENT ALEKSANDER CEFERIN AND RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN SHAKING HANDS 2.
DELEGATIONS TAKING SEATS 3.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) UEFA PRESIDENT, ALEKSANDER CEFERIN, SAYING: "I must say the World Cup was organised perfectly, I'm not much of a diplomat so those two guys know that I won't just speak to be nice, but I really mean it.
It was organised perfectly and I'm sure you are capable of organising top events." 4.
MEETING IN PROGRESS 5.
CEFERIN LISTENING 6.
(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT, VLADIMIR PUTIN, SAYING: "Mr. President when you yourself visited Nizhny Novgorod, praised Russia's capability to host major international sporting events.
(PAUSES FOR TRANSLATION) We will do everything so that we do not let you or the fans or players down." 7.
MEETING IN PROGRESS STORY: UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin told on Wednesday (November 27) Russian President Vladimir Putin he was certain the country would do a good job hosting four European championship soccer matches next year.
Ceferin was speaking during a visit to Russia days after a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) committee recommended Russia be barred from hosting major events.
It said Moscow had been found to have provided it with doctored laboratory data.
WADA officials have said Russia's hosting of four Euro 2020 matches, including a quarterfinal, would not be affected by the recommendations.
(Production: Anton Derbenev)