The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, the tournament which is held a year prior to the 2018 World Cup, finally came to Russia!
I am super excited that these sporting events are happening in my home country and I am very proud of what I’ve seen so far how the Confederations Cup is organized. I was skeptical about Russia being a host at first but now, after attempting one of the games, I completely changed my mind.
Despite all politics, propaganda against Russia, controversies if Russia should be the World Cup host, all the crap they are telling you in the media… The World Cup is happening in Russia and it’ll be one of the best World Cup’s we’ve seen! Remember my words!
So I went to one of the first games of the 2017 Confederations Cup – a game in Moscow between Chile and Cameroon.
First of all, I was surprised to see so many fans from Chile – at the game, there was about 10.000 of them. Before the game, most of them were sightseeing and hanging out on the Red Square.
There is been great and friendly atmosphere all around. Fans have been taking pictures with the locals, having drinks at the bars… The Western media might be surprised, but there was not a sign of the “Russian hooligans”.
I’ve also seen a bunch of Cameroon fans around the city and they all had a great time as well. Russians are racist, right, that’s what they tell you?
The entrance to the stadium was organized very well. They let people in with small bags, camera bags, backpacks without giving a hard time. The system with the Fan-ID’s worked smooth as well, I’ve been actually using subway all day for free (you need to show your Fan-ID and a game ticket at the entrance).
A few pictures from the Spartak stadium.
Are you still have doubt about going to Russia next summer? It’ll be an unforgettable event!
Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing some more post about the 2018 World Cup. Stay tuned!