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Russian Sports Minister Issues Warning Over World Cup Stadium Delay

St. Petersburg authorities and contractors contingency solve dispute surrounding a construction of a Zenit Arena, a 2018 FIFA World Cup venue, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said, a R-Sport website reported Thursday.

“Why can’t they agree? If they are incompetent to agree, this conditions will have to be resolved a tough way,” Mutko said, R-Sport reported.

The St. Petersburg authorities are disrupting a construction schedule, a TASS news group reported Thursday, citing a matter done by a project’s ubiquitous contractor.

According to a contractor, a authorities have regularly done disruptive changes to a track skeleton and unsuccessful to compensate 1 billion rubles ($15.8 million) for finished work, TASS reported.

In June, a track bill increasing by 4.3 billion rubles ($68 million). The cost of a 69,000-capacity Zenit Arena, now 5 times over a strange budget, stands during 35 billion rubles ($553 million) and has not been authorized by a St. Petersburg authorities, TASS reported, citing a association statement.

The ubiquitous executive warned that, given a formidable financial conditions during a construction site, strikes competence start during any time.

Zenit Arena is to be a horde venue for a 2017 Confederations Cup, a warm-up contest for a 2018 FIFA World Cup.

“The track is 85-86 percent ready,” Mutko said. The sports apportion combined that a probability of a track not being prepared to horde Confederations Cup matches was “out of a question,” R-Sport reported.

The St. Petersburg track is not a usually track experiencing difficulties. After building work was dangling in May over financial disputes, a bill for a World Cup track in Samara has increasing by 900 million rubles ($14 million), a Dozhd news channel reported Wednesday, citing Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov.

Eleven Russian cities will horde matches during a 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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