Kazan is ready to meet Ronaldo, Sanchez and the Champions of the world Cup

© RIA Novosti / Anton to Deniability in fatabonapicallo the ball of the confederations Cup 2017 in football. Archival photoKazan is ready to meet Ronaldo, Sanchez and the Champions of the world Cup© RIA Novosti / Anton to Danilovmarat the image Bank

Kazan is ready to host matches of the confederations Cup, the first of which will take place in Tatarstan capital on June 18. On «Kazan Arena» on Sunday in the group stage of the tournament will play teams of Portugal and Mexico. All Kazan will host four games of the confederations Cup, including one of the semifinals.

Kazan is ready — always ready

«The hotel infrastructure, transportation, all logistics, all are ready. Mr Mutko (sports Minister) told us today that Kazan is objectively one of the most prepared to host the confederations Cup cities. This is due to the fact that the team of Tatarstan has a great experience of holding competitions of such level», — Leonov said the Agency «R-Sport» in the fall of 2016.

As the festival in Kazan will be something to do and football to watch. Fans will enjoy gastronomic fish week festival and «Trick», during which it will boil in the ear tysjacheletnego boiler. Also for visitors to the city planned a variety of excursions which can be located in Blue lake, to shoot at the shooting range «Sviyaga» and even go karting.

«Kazan arena» from swimming and Universiade football

Football stadium «Kazan arena» for the first time appeared in front of sports fans in full glory on 6 July 2013, when he attended the opening ceremony of the summer Universiade. In 2015, there were competitions in swimming and synchronized swimming at the world championship by water kinds of sports, but just football it was not as much as wanted by residents.

The first game was supposed to go on «Kazan Arena» in may 2014, but the friendly match between Russia and Slovakia was moved to Saint Petersburg because of the poor quality of the pitch. «Ruby» made its debut in its new stadium on August 17, 2014, the match with the Moscow «Locomotive» (1:1), but to really become the home arena for the club «Kazan arena» were unable to. Because of the world championship in water sports and lawn problems with «ruby» in recent years played at three stadiums, including his own base. Not impressive and the attendance home games of the team in the season 2016/17, which are not always filled 45-seat arena, even a third.

The mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin has repeatedly said that «Kazan arena» will qualify for the final of the European Cup in the coming years, and in 2016 here took place the final of the Cup of Russia on football «Zenith» beat CSKA (4:1).

During the confederations Cup in Kazan will host three group matches and one semifinal game.

Ronaldo and world Champions in Kazan

After the draw of the confederations Cup 2017 in Kazan could not believe his luck. The city won the right to host matches involving the current world Champions, Europe and South America, as well as the national team of Russia.

June 18 at «Kazan Arena» will play Portugal with Cristiano Ronaldo and the winner of the confederations Cup 1999 Mexico national team that is set up before the tournament extremely seriously. Kazan met the winner of the Champions League and the Spanish Primera Ronaldo his portrait-graffiti that is visible from the hotel window of the Portuguese. Through their social network Cristiano thanked the city for the warm welcome.

July 22, the «Kazan Arena» will play the teams of Germany and Chile, which are one of the main favorites of the confederations Cup. Despite the fact that the head coach of Germany Joachim löw took to the tournament many famous players, his team is still strong, and the Chileans brought to Russia all of its stars, including Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.

24 July, Kazan will meet national teams of Russia and Mexico, and this game may be the key to the fight of the teams for the semi-finals. It is worth Recalling that the first goal in the history of the Kazan arena was scored by the midfielder of «Lokomotiv» Alex Miranchuk, who was in the application of the Russian team for the tournament.

And on 28 July the capital of Tatarstan will the semifinals of the confederations Cup, which will play the winner of group A and second team of group B.

With an eye on the world championship on football-2018

Just a year after the confederations Cup in Kazan will be among the cities that will host the world football championship-2018. In the capital of Tatarstan will host five matches including games of 1/8 and 1/4 finals. And after that Kazan may threaten to hold another sporting event.

«The infrastructure of Kazan is ready to host the Olympic games. Not require global costs to prepare the city. Large events we need. It is too early to speak about when they can go, but today at the Board meeting on this topic, we talked, discussed, publicly raised the issue. This issue is studied, and during this season you may receive a starting point for carrying out in Kazan of a complex competition,» — said Leonov to journalists in early 2017.

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