The first match of the Confederations Cup was held in Kazan
Photo by Denis Gordiyko
June 19). Yesterday, the national team of Portugal played a draw with the team
of Mexico in the match of the Confederations Cup group stage at the stadium
“Kazan Arena”. The game, which was visited by 34372 people, ended with a score
of 2:2. Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, watched the game.
organization of the Confederations Cup was highly appreciated by Gianni
Infantino, the President of FIFA, and Cristiano Ronaldo, the renowned
Portuguese football player. Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, said this at the
to the Mayor of Kazan, Gianni Infantino noted the high readiness of the stadium
“Kazan Arena” for the Cup. Fernando Gomes, the president of the Portuguese
Football Federation, paid attention to the infrastructure and preparation of
training grounds. “It was nice to hear that the base of “Rubin”, where the
training of the Portuguese national team was held, is one of the best that the
team has ever had”, said I. Metshin.
The head of
the city also told about the meeting with Cristiano Ronaldo, the famous
football player of the Portuguese national team. “Portuguese footballers are
touched by the hospitality and warmth of our fans, and it's not only those who
stand by the hotel and create a unique atmosphere. Thank you, the people of
Kazan”, said I. Metshin. According to him, hospitality is shown by everyone:
those who meet guests at the airport, bus drivers, security personnel, and law
occasion is just beginning. We will sum the results up only after June 28, when
the semifinal match will be held in Kazan. But it is worth a lot that we
already get the feedback from eminent football players, sports officials,
presidents of football federations of different countries, and the president of
FIFA”, believes the Mayor.
match of the Confederation Cup will be held in Kazan on June 22. The “Kazan
Arena” will host the teams of Germany and Chile. On June 24, teams of Russia
and Mexico will play in the capital of Tatarstan, and June 28, a semifinal
match will be held at the Kazan stadium.