Fan Zone in Ekaterinburg: beautiful football, bright artists, the best fans!Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:48
Colombians always dance, not just when they win. Therefore, the dancing battle became a logical continuation of the day. The latter took place on the fan zone, with the visitors from Peru, Colombia, Russia, Japan and ... India that stole the show by their wonderful steps and topsy-turvy-hip moves, then each was rewarded with ovations, powerful screams of support and prizes. The dances continued until the emcee announced the start of the second game of the day.
The match "Poland-Senegal" surprised all those present and pleased the fans of the African team. Even though the national team of Poland was considered until the beginning of the encounter as the favorite, the troupes of Aliou Cissé brought the first victory in the tournament, not only to Senegal, but also Africa - 1: 2 final score!
Closer to the main event of the day, "Russia-Egypt", the number of fans in the venue had been increasing rapidly. And if in the afternoon flags and national jerseys of the participating countries had been presented at the Festival in relatively equal proportions, then by the evening Russian tricolors, earflaps and kokoshnik confidently led. Before the start of the live broadcast, the Ural State Academic Russian Folk Choir went onto the stage with their artists wearing staggering national Russian dresses. The dances and "Katyusha", remarkable chants and national dances, then, by 23:00 the enthusiasm and emotional uplift reached its maximum!
For thirty-two years, Russia has not been further than the qualifying rounds of the World Cup. That is why a blizzard of supporters, as one with deafening roars, greeted the goals in the Egyptian net, accompanied with thunderous cheers from the stadium to Denis Cheryshev, Artem Dzyub and Yuri Zhirkov during the substitutions, and sang "Kalinka-Malinka" after the final whistle in ecstasy! Play-offs meet the Russian team!
Today the Festival is waiting for fans from 15:00 until 01:00. Let's see the matches: "Portugal-Morocco", "Uruguay - Saudi Arabia" and "Iran-Spain". And if you are not a football fan, the Fan Fest will become for you a truly fun and summer holiday: team games and contests, children's playground, table football, food court in open air, and interactive game zones!