Tears, joy, Zabivaka and "Avariya"Thursday, 28 June 2018, 11:43
The Fan Fest started at 17:00 with a musical set of bright and stylish cover-guppas with inimitable vocals - "Holidays". They warmed the audience up with their music, which fell in love with their it. Around 18:00 the official wolf mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Zabivaka went on stage to greet all the visitors present at the venue and helped them score the most spectacular penalty by shouting. Particularly helped by the vocal chords of guests in green T-shirts and sombreros of various sizes. The Mexican fans warmed up before the match with Sweden, which was to decide the fate of their team. For two halves, disappointed cries of "Indians" and joyful shouts of "Vikings" were heard, a bright yellow win with a respectable margin of 3: 0. "Ekaterinburg Arena" and the Fan Fest exploded in the added time, when Mexican fans heard news about South Korea's winning goals against Germany. Mexicans did not have the best match, but it was without consequences as Germany went home, and the green ones will fight again!
At 21:40 one of the most famous and titled bands of Russian shows appeared on the stage, in front of passionate fans of football and made some improvisations during their live performances - "Disco Avariya". Under a huge number of hits, many of which became folk songs, under new songs that is already played on all the dance floors of the country, under the touching flashlights of smartphones on the final song of the hour and a half of the set "Disco", the city said goodbye to the Urals part of the Russian Mondial. Although Mexican ponchos with sombreros and Swedish horned helmets of Vikings are already packing their suitcases, Ekaterinburg will feel and ache with the whole country for the outcome of the championship for two more weeks!
The teams of Brazil and Serbia took to the field at the scheduled time. At 23:00, another decisive game to access the playoffs World Cup began. All present with interest watched what was happening on the big screen and did not hide that they expect bright and convincing victory from Brazil. The Canarinhos did not disappoint the fans and defeated Serbia 2: 0. The Brazilians secured the first place in the group and will play with Mexico in the 1/8 finals. For the Serbs, the tournament is over.
On June 28th, the Fan Fest will open at 17:00. Besides many contests, activities and introductions, the audience is waiting for the next stage of the intellectual game with questions on football topics. The participation will be to accept already established teams, and spontaneously created on the Fan Fest. And It will be possible to see the matches live. Today there will be the outcome of the games between "Senegal-Colombia", "England-Belgium".
Admission is free - without tickets and FAN ID.