FIFA 2017 Confederations Cup unveiled on Moscow Metro

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The FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 is barely 3 days to go, with an exhibition already launched in Moscow for visiting tourists and hyperexcited Muscovites.

During the Tuesday event at Vorobyovy Gory metro station, documented facts about the global event which is scheduled to kick off on 17 June and last till 2 July in Russia, were made available for visitors who’d like to learn more about the Tournament of Champions.

FIFA confirmed that Alexei Ilinykh, Deputy CEO of the Moscow Metro as well as Dmitri Bulykin, the 2018 World Cup Russia™ Ambassador, graced the historical exhibition.

Passengers on the metro were given an opportunity to learn about the upcoming football competitions which will be played in four cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Sochi and Kazan.

Russia is ready for the world; and stadiums are in good condition for both the Confederations Cup and FIFA’s highest global competitions, the 2018 World Cup.

The global football body showed off its brand image for FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, displaying 8 glass cases on the metro station’s platform to represent all eight countries taking part in the tournament.

Each of the countries — Australia, Cameroon, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Germany and, of course, the Russians — have their past achievements on display for visitors who wish to familiarize themselves with facts.

Mannequins in football kits were decorated with all national teams’ colors, and each of the 8 glass cases had replicas of the Adidas Official Match Ball Krasava.

The Official Mascot for Russia 2018 is known as the wolf Zabivaka.

“Our new exhibition is eye-catching and interesting,” said the CEO of the Russia 2018 Local Organizing Committee Alexei Sorokin.

“It offers yet another opportunity for locals and visitors in the capital to learn about the Tournament of Champions, such as which national teams are travelling here to compete and delight the fans with their beautiful football.

“We’re down to the last few hours before the Confederations Cup gets under way and we’re finishing off the final preparations. We cannot wait to see spectators at the stadiums!”

“We’re ready for the Moscow Metro to be the main transport artery for supporters coming to Confederations Cup matches here,” said Ilinykh.

We have updated the metro guide and are continuing to do so, providing directions in English. Staff in the ticket offices and elsewhere have received lessons in English too. A few days ago, a section on the Confederations Cup, created in conjunction with the LOC, was added to the Moscow Metro mobile phone app.”

I’m sure that the opening of this exhibition will be a great gift for football fans,” said Bulykin.

“On match days in Moscow, people with tickets and their FAN ID can travel to the Spartak Stadium for free, which will make Confederations Cup matches more accessible for supporters.”