Russia receive welcome at FIFA Fan Fest

10 July, 2018 12:00 AM printer

The day after their hard-fought defeat at the hands of Croatia in the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2018, Russia visited the FIFA Fan Fest in Moscow to personally thank the fans for their unbelievable support throughout the tournament, reports

In turn, thousands of ecstatic fans showed up on Vorobyovy Gory on Sunday to thank their heroes for an amazing World Cup. The quarter-final result still stings for Stanislav Cherchesov’s side, but it was overshadowed by a sense of pride for the team, who managed to defy all the pre-tournament predictions, not only qualifying from the group but even beating the 2010 world champions Spain in the Round of 16.

The national team has never been greeted so warmly, not even after their stunning performance at UEFA EURO 2008, when they reached the semi-final. The reception culminated in a joint rendition by squad and fans of the national anthem of the Russian Federation.