Russian Embassy in Iceland hosted presentation of 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
The presentation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia took place at the Russian Embassy in Iceland. The event was hosted by Russian Embassy in Iceland and Football Association of Iceland ( KSÍ - Knattspyrnusamband Íslands ). The participants included President of Football Association of Iceland G.Bergsson, representatives of the MFA of Iceland Utanríkisráðuneytið , Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Mennta- og menningarmálaráðuneytið, diplomatic corps in Iceland, NGOs, football fans organisations, journalists and artists.
Ambassador Anton Vasiliev welcomed participation of the Icelandic national football team in 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and wished it success. He reminded the procedure of submitting a FAN ID application, told about public security during the official sport competitions in Russia, web site and application welcome2018.com, invited Icelanders to visit all host cities where the Icelandic national football team will play – Moscow, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don and others. He assured that Russians are open and hospitable nation and that we in Russia are waiting for visit of football fans from Iceland and invited Icelanders to support Russian national team too.
The most devoted icelandic football fans stressed that they go to Russia without a return ticket as they wish and hope that TeamIceland will advance to the round of 16.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place at 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities from June 14 through July 15.