- The FIFA Fan Fest will be open to supporters in the Host Cities
- Aleksandr Kerzhakov and Marcel Desailly will be on hand at seven locations to meet fans
- Entry is free for all on matchdays
The FIFA Fan Fest™ is the official opportunity for the public to watch the FIFA World Cup™ and enjoy a true Russia 2018 experience. Watch every match live surrounded by thousands of passionate fans from across the globe.
Football icons Aleksandr Kerzhakov and Marcel Desailly are the Official Ambassadors for the 2018 FIFA Fan Fest in Russia. Kerzhakov – the most prolific goalscorer for both the Russian national team and in Russian league history – and Desailly – FIFA World Cup™ champion with France in 1998 – will promote and motivate football fans from all over the world to visit the FIFA Fan Fest™
As a FIFA Fan Fest Ambassador, one issue that is close to Marcel Desailly's heart is his desire to see fans from all countries, wearing all colours, celebrating, enjoying and remembering a FIFA World Cup that should provide plenty of thrills and spills.
“I'm so happy for the fans and for football,” Desailly said. “This FIFA World Cup is going to be such a big success. The Russian people are ready for the most beautiful and important competition and the Russian government is so motivated to provide great stadiums and great infrastructure.
“The cities waiting to host games are just tremendous, with amazing cultures and histories and visitors are going to have a wonderful time. On a tourist level it's going to be well organised and exciting. The FIFA Fan Fest venues mean supporters can get together in special areas that will be safe and where you can share in the atmosphere of the FIFA World Cup. You will be able to express your happiness – or your sadness! – and meet people from different cultures and countries.”
He added: “Sharing experiences and excitement with other people is so important and you can also support your team. The FIFA Fan Fest venues are there to promote beautiful family moments and that is what sport should be about.”
The FIFA Fan Fest will take place in all 11 Host Cities but don’t miss the unique opportunity and meet Aleksandr Kerzhakov and Marcel Desailly at the FIFA Fan Fest™ on one of the below dates. You will be able to take photos, get an autograph and even play football at one of the football pitches at the FIFA Fan Fest™.
- 14 June – Moscow
- 16 June – Kazan
- 17 June – Moscow
- 19 June – St. Petersburg
- 23 June – Sochi
- 24 June – Nizhny Novgorod
- 25 June – Samara
What can you expect from a FIFA Fan Fest™?
- Official FIFA World Cup™ Event
- Entrance free of charge on matchdays
- Fantastic locations
- Live-broadcast of all FIFA World Cup™ matches on giant screens
- Exciting music and cultural entertainment programmes
- Innovative FIFA World Cup™ Sponsor Activations
- Quality food and beverage stands
- Official Stores with licensed FIFA World Cup™ products