Germany’s new generation team confirmed their status as a World Cup 2018 squad capable of hoisting the cup next year, by beating an experienced Chile 1-0 to win the Confederations Cup final on Sunday.
Lars Stindl’s first-half goal following a terrible error from Chile’s Marcelo Diaz came against the run of play, and proved decisive for the world champions at St Petersburg’s Krestovsky Stadium. Chile failed to force an equalizer during a tight second period, end result 1-0 Germany.
Now that the Confederations Cup has come to an end, the soccer universe, and all of Russia, is excited about welcoming football fans to the World Cup in 2018…and FIFA ambassador and Miss Russia 2003, Victoria Lopyreva is ready to do her part to promote “the beautiful game” in Russia.
Lopyreva told RT, while visiting the network’s booth in St Petersburg ahead of the Confederations Cup final…
“It’s the first time in the history of our country that we have the Confederations Cup and we’re going to have the World Cup – and this is fantastic.”
The TV host and model said…
“Every Russian citizen will really like to be involved. Everybody would like to be a volunteer to support this mega event. I’m so happy that we’re going to invite our foreign guests, not just to Moscow and St Petersburg, but to nine other cities.”
A trip to the World Cup will provide guests with a great chance “to explore, to travel across the country, because Russia is such a beautiful and big place,” Miss Russia 2003 said.
Lopyreva, who is a FIFA ambassador for World Cup 2018, said her job is to “inspire not just football fans, but the rest of the people” to come to the Mundial.
She said that football is more than just sports, as it “has the power to bring people together. It doesn’t matter, which nationality, confession you are; it doesn’t matter what you’re doing in life – you can come enjoy the ambiance and the game.”
“So, guys: we’re waiting for you,” the FIFA World Cup 2018 ambassador told fans abroad.
Как же крууууууто, что в нашей России есть возможность смотреть футбол такого уровня! И пусть мы поиграли, но победа португальцам далась нелегко. Игра Криша @cristiano – отдельная история. Скорость и мастерство – уровень #Бог 🔝🔝🔝 V / Congrats to @portugal national team. It was very interesting. We are happy to host such an amazing team as @portugal ⚽️🇵🇹👍🏾V #fifa #worldcup #football #ambassador p.s. А для меня лучшим игроком матча был и остаётся @yuryzhirkov 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽V @teamrussia 🇷🇺