The Executive Committee of the Russian Football Union (RFU) is not randomly picked Rostov-on-Don as the venue for the final match of the Cup of Russia season-2009/10, told RIA Novosti by telephone spokesman for the RAF salted, Andrew.
Final tournament is scheduled for May 16.
"RAF puts one of its objectives the promotion and development of football at the regional level, and the choice of Rostov-on-Don was not spontaneous — said the mild salted. — We previously talked about this option with the leadership of the city and the football authorities and are convinced that the Russian Cup final will be of great interest and will be a celebration for the residents of the city. "
At the meeting of the executive committee of the RFU on Monday, it was decided "to amend the rules of the Cup of Russia on football" in order to promote football in the region. "In accordance with the final match of the tournament can be held in any Russian city, adequate infrastructure," — said in a statement the RFU. Thus, the choice of Rostov-on-Don is the first decision in view of the amended regulations, which until then, by the way, it was said that "the final game (Russian Cup) is held in the city of Moscow."
Salted, added that "on May 16 in Rostov-on-Don is the spring weather, beautiful lawn and the atmosphere at the renovated stadium, and on May 17 there will be a conference RFU."
The interviewee noted that the choice of the following cities to host the finals of the Cup of Russia, as well as the matches of the national teams of Russia, the main criteria are "a willingness from the organizers, and a modern infrastructure in the city."
In this case, the RAF spokesman stressed that this does not mean that the Cup away from Moscow, Russia — "in every case, the question will be considered in the light of the situation."
Women's Cup final match Russia-2010 by the decision of the executive committee of the RAF held October 31 in Krasnodar.