Expected sold-out at the Fan FestTuesday, 26 June 2018, 11:37
June 25th, at 16:40 even before the opening of the fan zone, a three-thousand and three-color group of supporters gathered near the gate. Dudki and flags, kokoshniki and hats in national colors - the fans prepared for the last game of the group stage for the Russian team.
After the opening of the gate at 17:00 a crowd of thousands went to occupy comfortable places to watch the match on screen. The gathering of the guests was held under the set of Russian folk stars, “Otava ё” group, which in their busy schedule of foreign tours found the opportunity to join the football fans and perform their hits "Sumetska", "Oi, Dusya, oi, Marusya" and "Lezginka" on Fan Fest venue, where gathered more than 17 000 fans.
Around 19:00 at the Fan Fest, and in the truest sense of the word "there was nowhere for an apple to fall" - the broadcast of the game between Russia-Uruguay began. Although the national team has already secured a 1/8-final seat, another good result is always a joy for fans. But yesterday Uruguay was stronger, which means that the Russian team goes to the playoffs in second place with six points. At the end of the game, the presenter called everyone not to scold the team and not be upset, but to support with loud applauses for the next match.
At 21:00 on the stage came "Guys CAB Lozhki" - the only show in the Urals. The children demonstrated the unexpected modern sound of some well-known hits, which surprised the audience a lot. Next, a cover band, known for their powerful "live" performances and corporate performance of world hits in the author's arrangements and mixes - "We are police", followed. Under the quality sound of the group everyone danced, including the owners of sombrero and bright yellow t-shirts - fans from Mexico and Sweden who have already begun to come to Ekaterinburg.
On the eve of the match, which will take place tomorrow, one fan from each team was invited to the stage, who tomorrow will play at Ekaterinburg Arena to enclose each other in a friendly embrace. And, as always, the tradition was greeted with enthusiasm not only by the embraces, but by all who came to the festival that day. FIFA Fan Fest unites football fans from all over the world!
On such a positive note, the broadcast of the match started, which could not be missed. From the game "Iran-Portugal" depended on whom Russia will play in the playoffs. And again, the drama in the Championship - the Portuguese team played a draw with Iran and still made it to the playoffs of the 2018 World Cup!
Today, the Fan Fest will open at 5:00 pm, so that everyone could watch the games "Denmark-France" and "Nigeria-Argentina" in a large and friendly company, as well as fight on an intellectual football field. All lovers of such different, but unifying games as "What? Where? When? "And football, will compete in the speed of reaction and in exceptional knowledge on football topics. And the fastest and smartest will be marked by memorable prizes from the city-organizer.
Admission is free - without tickets and FAN ID.