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Russia's World Cup organizer 'concerned' at stadium dispute

MOSCOW (AP) A Russian official in charge of overseeing the 2018 World Cup said Friday that he is "concerned" about a dispute at a stadium in St. Petersburg which threatens to disrupt preparations.

The St. Petersburg city government is trying to replace the main contractor for its already-delayed 68,000-seat arena, prompting speculation in Russian media that the resulting disruption could force organizers to move next year's Confederations Cup from the city.

Organizing committee CEO Alexei Sorokin told The Associated Press that there are no current plans to move the Confederations Cup.

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