Ilyumzhinov is delighted with the preparation of the Confederations Cup in Russia

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov highly appreciated the Confederations Cup that ended in Russia on July 2, stressing that the excitement around the main football event of the year was felt in Costa Rica, where he was on a working visit at the time.

"Congratulations to the Russian colleagues -- organizers of the tournament -- with success! Excellent work!" wrote FIDE President on his page in Twitter.

Recall that Confederations Cup matches were visited by more than 628 thousand fans. Games took place in four cities of the country -- Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi. This tournament became a "dress rehearsal" for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will also take place in Russia.