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A "Football lesson" confined to the FIFA World Cup 2018™ was held in St.Petersburg

May 14, just one month before the start of the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia ™ - football lessons "Welcome the World Cup-2018!" were held in all 11 host cities. The lessons were prepared for schoolchildren by the Organizing Committee "Russia-2018", FIFA and the host-cities

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Children got acquainted with the history and interesting facts of the FIFA World Cup, learned the details of the large-scale preparation of Russia for the biggest football tournament of the planet. The volunteers of the Organizing Committee conducted a bright presentation for the kids.

Football lessons are aimed at promoting football and active lifestyles among Russian youngsters and tell a wide audience about the forthcoming World Cup-2018.

In St. Petersburg, the "Football Lesson" was held in the city's Palace of Young Creativity, located on the territory of the famous Anichkov Palace (Theater and Concert Complex "Carnival").

The lesson in the Northern capital was prepared by ANO "Organizing Committee" Russia-2018 " in in collaboration with the International Football Federation (FIFA) with the support of the Committee for Physical Culture and Sport of St. Petersburg, the Education Committee and the Volunteer Center of the 2018 World Cup in St. Petersburg.

The honorary guests of the lesson "Welcome the World Cup-2018" were the Chairman of the Committee for Physical Culture and Sport of St. Petersburg Pavel Belov, Deputy Chairman of the Education Committee Andrei Borshchevsky and the Ambassadors of St. Petersburg - the host city of the FIFA World Cup 2018 - People's Artist of Russia , the Mariinsky Theater soloist Vasily Gerello and the vice-president of the Russian Football Union, the president of the Football Federation of St.Petersburg Anatoly Turchak.

"Exactly in a month our city will plunge into the atmosphere of the main football event of every four years," Pavel Belov said in his address to the schoolchildren of the Northern capital. – “I would like to thank the colleagues from the Committee on Education, with whom we are holding the "Football lesson". All previous actions took place in a warm atmosphere and were of a bright and informative nature There will be seven World Championship matches in St.Petersburg. The city has built a wonderful stadium on Krestovsky Island, which, undoubtedly, will become the main legacy of this football event. We are waiting for fans from around the world. Our city, indeed, is ready for hosting the world championship: new metro stations have appeared in St. Petersburg, the transport infrastructure has been modified. And, of course, after the end of the world championship football in the city on the Neva will become even more popular!”

Vasily Gerello wished success to the Russian national team, and wished schoolchildren to love football and lead a healthy lifestyle.

"I'm glad to see the keen faces of kids at the lesson," said People's Artist of Russia Vasily Gerello. – “I am more than happy to meet with pupils and see their genuine interest not only in the World Cup, but also in what happens in our beloved city.”

 

 

Press Secretary Eduard Dvorkin - 571-42-22, dvorkin@kfis.spb.ru

Photo by Vasily Korotaev