Saint Petersburg primed for Confederations Cup kick-off
A feeling of anticipation and excitement filled the Saint Petersburg Stadium today as football legends, guests, children and the Russian mascot Zabivaka gathered in the magnificent arena to celebrate 100 days to go to the FIFA Confederations Cup. As if the Opening Match between hosts Russia and Oceania champions New Zealand was about to start, the team kits of both teams were carefully arranged in the dressing rooms, kids walked on the pitch with flags, while the FIFA anthem was played, and Brazilian football icon and FIFA Confederations Cup winner Cafu brought the coveted trophy onto the pitch.
“This stadium is fantastic. It is a modern venue in a beautiful city hosting a very important tournament", said Cafu. “I have great memories of the Confederations Cup. It is a very competitive and short competition, which I am proud to have won. And of course, it is a great way for teams and hosts to prepare for the World Cup”.
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