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Joseph Blatter visited the exhibition "Like the gods ..."

June 29, 2018 Events Tourism FWC-2018

Eighth FIFA™ President Joseph Blatter with his wife visited the art project "Like the gods ...", opened in the Research Museum at the Russian Academy of Arts on June 20

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This project presents a series of portraits of world football stars and coaches in historical guises, created by Italian artist Fabrizio Birimbelli.

In the gallery of images created by Fabrizio Birimbelli, there are names such as Gianluigi Buffon, Zinedine Zidane, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Francesco Totti, as well as Russian players Alexander Kerzhakov and Roman Shirokov.

For honorary guests, a special excursion was organized, which was held by the artist Fabrizio Birimbelli himself. The guest was accompanied by the First Vice President of the Football Federation of the North-West MRO, Boris Vakhrushev. After the completion of the cultural program, museum director Alexei Mudrov thanked the guests for the visit and presented memorable gifts and souvenirs.

Mr. Blatter inspected the exhibition with great interest. According to Joseph Blatter:

"Football is an art. When you see the player with the ball - he watches the balance. With one foot touching the ball, and the other with the ground, remaining in a vertical position, he must move like a ballet dancer."

Mr. Blatter also happily noted that he visited the exhibition, which tells about football through the language of painting for the first time.