2018 FIFA World Cup™
World Cup Magazine: 1977 memories & Noboa’s dream
07 Sep 2017
With Russia 2018 drawing ever closer, the monthly FIFA World Cup™ Magazine video takes you to the heart of the tournament and its host country through a series of fascinating features.
Top of the bill in this month’s edition is Ecuador international Christian Noboa, who speaks about overcoming a tough start in Russian club football to become a hero at several sides. “Nothing can compare to a World Cup,” says the Brazil 2014 veteran. “Playing in one in Russia would be a dream come true.”
We also hear from Russia’s only representative at the recent FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Final in London on his run to the quarter-finals and the rising importance of eSports in his country.
Elsewhere, residents of *Volgograd *speak proudly of why their hometown is known as Russia’s “city of heroes”, while *Parkour *athletes in *Saint Petersburg *explain why the spectacular discipline is thriving in the 'Venice of the North'.
A passionate Lokomotiv Nizhny Novgorod fan also takes us through his remarkable collection of football memorabilia, while Tom Tomsk coach Valery Petrakov *shares his memories of helping the Soviet Union win the inaugural edition of the *FIFA Youth Championship (now the FIFA U-20 World Cup).