– World Cup FIFA-2018 Sunday delivered to Samara from Ekaterinburg, the correspondent of “Interfax” the press-conference devoted to the official round of the Cup.
“The trophy, which itself is legendary, arrived today to our city – a dream that became a reality. I really hope our stadium will be victorious for our team and the Cup will remain in Russia after the world Cup 2018”, – said the acting Governor of the Samara region Dmitry Azarov.
He expressed confidence that the tournament will take place in Samara at a high level.
Samara became the fourth stop in the tour itinerary of the official Cup in Russia in 2018 after Vladivostok, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg. Then the trophy will visit Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-don, Saint Petersburg and Moscow.
Especially for Russia, with the participation of FIFA and organizing Committee “Russia-2018” created the longest in the history tour official Cup the host country for the world soccer championship. A total of 123 days it will overcome more than 27 thousand km and change 11 time zones.
The official ceremony of the start of the tour Cup world Cup took place on 9 September 2017 at the stadium “Luzhniki” in Moscow, after which the trophy visited Krasnoyarsk, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, Ufa, Perm, Penza, Saransk, Yaroslavl, Kaliningrad, Tula, Kursk, Voronezh, Saratov, Volgograd, Krasnodar and Sochi.
World Cup 2018 will be held from 14 June to 15 July at 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities.
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