FIFA President Gianni Infantino called the World Cup «a fantastic event» and thanked the Russians for the warm welcome and hospitality, speaking at the Sport and the Future International Conference in Moscow on Friday. «I think that this World Cup changes really the perception of the world about Russia, especially, our Western world, if I can say this way. We can see that everyone can come... Еще, everyone can celebrate,» Infantino said. «You walk around the streets in Moscow or in any other host cities and you see men, women, boys, girls with different shirts, of different national teams, celebrating together, celebrating football,» the FIFA chief added. The 2018 FIFA World Cup runs from June 14 to July 15, 2018.