Russia will host the football world Cup for children-orphans

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wilfully balls. Archival photoRussia will host the football world Cup for children-orphans© RIA Novosti / Alexander vilf

General Director of «MegaFon» Sergey Soldatenkov and the head of the British charity Street Child United Fund John Ro signed a Memorandum of intent on holding the world football championship among orphans «Future depends on you». About it reports a press-service of the company.

The championship will be held in Moscow in may 2018 on the eve of the world Cup FIFA in Russia. For the first place will compete 24 teams of boys and girls aged 14 to 17 years. The tournament will play teams from England, Belarus, Burundi, Brazil, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Canada, Kenya, Liberia, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, Russia, USA, Tanzania, Tajikistan, Uganda, Ukraine, the Philippines and other countries.

«Since 2005, we are holding a football tournament for children-orphans «the Future depends on you» to give to every child, left without parents, a chance to succeed and the ability to create its own history. In the next year that chance will have children from 22 countries,» said Soldatenkov, expressing gratitude to the Foundation Street Сhild United for the trust.

The head of a charitable organization, in turn, said that the world championship among children-orphans will be organized by common efforts. «We are grateful to our partners who share our values and are active in the socialization of orphaned children through football. In may 2018, on the eve of the world football championship FIFA in Russia, we guarantee that the competition will become a global platform for people to pay attention to these children and tried to make joint efforts to create for them a bright future,» said Ro.

«MegaFon» will be invited to participate in the League four teams: the winner of the Competition XII «the Future depends on you» in the older age category team «Galaxy» from the Smolensk region, the team of girls from Russia and one team from Tajikistan and Belarus. Street Сhild United with the Foundation’s support of Save the Children will choose other teams.