Breaking

Confed Cup great, but World Cup 2018 will be even better – Isinbayeva to RT

Latest news

    Legendary Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva has praised the organization of the Confederations Cup, but has promised to “surprise” visitors with an even better World Cup next year.

    “We hosted everyone at a very high level and I hope that when the fans leave our country, they will keep those thoughts until next year, and we will surprise them even more with the World Cup,” Isinbayeva told RT ahead of the final of the Confederations Cup between Germany and Chile in St. Petersburg.

    Read more

    Chile 0-1 Germany: World champs win Confed Cup final in St. Petersburg (as it happened)

    Isinbayeva, who set 17 world records and won two Olympic Golds, at Athens 2004, and in Beijing four years later, is an official World Cup ambassador, who will represent her home city of Volgograd, one of the host cities of next year’s tournament.

    Isinbayeva, 35, says that the Western media coverage of the Confed Cup has been pleasingly positive.

    “Of course, we like good reactions from the press – it is important, as they show the world who we are and what we are doing here, so it’s a big achievement for us,” said Isinbayeva, who retired from athletics last year. “We welcome everyone in our country.”

    Isinbayeva hopes that Russia, which crashed out at the group stage of the Confederations Cup this year, will do better in 12 months’ time, but says that even if not, the legacy provided by hosting should give Russian football a future advantage.

    View the original article: https://www.rt.com/sport/395080-fifa-confederations-cup-isinbayeva/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

    “The World Cup is giving us a huge push for development, and the football in our country will be better than before. We have beautiful stadiums, and we are nurturing our football players – we are creating new football schools, though of course it is a huge task.”

    In the same category are

    Australian woman wins right to use dead boyfriend’s sperm to have children A woman in Queensland, Australia, has won the right in court to have children using her dead partner’s sperm. She still has to persuade the medics for...
    Schmeichel praises Spain’s patience in breaking down defensive Iran (VIDEO) Special RT World Cup host Peter Schmeichel has given his expert analysis on a highly-charged encounter between Spain and Iran at Kazan Arena, which wa...
    ‘Get knocked up by FIFA players, win $$$ and Whoppers’: Burger King shamed for offensive ad Burger King has removed an ad from social media that promised Russian women a lifetime supply of Whoppers for getting pregnant from World Cup star pla...
    Boss of ‘hitmen army,’ who allegedly has the blood of 60 victims on his hands, extradited to Russia Alleged crime boss Aslan Gagiyev, who is suspected of being behind the murders of over 60 people, has been extradited to Russia from Austria. He is ar...
    Convicted turtle trafficker goes international while on probation, gets caught again A South Carolina man previously convicted of turtle trafficking is facing jail time again for the same crime after pleading guilty to charges of smugg...
    The rebels surrender: Tory Remainers in last minute deal as MPs reject ‘meaningful vote’ on Brexit Tory Remain MPs who had threatened to rebel against the UK govt on the amendment for a ‘meaningful vote’ on the final terms of the Brexit deal have su...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.