Football fans across the world had a glimpse of how the World Cup will look like next year in Russia when Manchester United played out a 1-1 draw with FC Rostov at the Olimp-2 Stadium tonight, one of the venues to host the FIFA mundial.

Of course, the World Cup promises to be exciting and former Miss Russia Victoria Lopyreva who showed foreign reporters around the 35,000-capacity Rostov Arena in the build-up to United’s Europa League round of 16 first-leg tie with Rostov, has promised fans there will be unparalleled mega excitement in the 11 Russian cities hosting the tournament.

“This is a historic moment for Russia and for Rostov, my home city. Everyone in Rostov is so excited be to hosting World Cup games and to have so many great teams and nations coming here. I believe that it will be fantastic and we will be fully ready to host the World Cup,” the 33-year-old gorgeous TV presenter and model, who is a native of Rostov said.

“We have had very good experience of hosting the Olympic Games and I believe that here in Rostov we are going to be absolutely ready, in terms of the security as well.

“Everybody wants to be involved. Everybody wants to be a volunteer at the World Cup and to play their part. We want people to know that Russia is something bigger than just Moscow and St Petersburg.


“That’s why there are 11 cities hosting games at the World Cup, including Rostov, my home city. Believe me, everybody here is so happy to host such a mega event and there is real excitement here.

“We’re going to host our guests on a really high level, and everyone is going to enjoy, not just the football experience, but also the cultural destinations, our delicious food and everything else we have to offer.

“It’s a huge celebration for every Russian fan and every Russian citizen.”

The Rostov Arena is currently under rehabilitation and it’s expected to be ready in time to host five group games and one match in the last 16 next year.

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