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Egyptian embassy in Russia establishes 'Fan Zone' for Egyptian football fans in Saint Petersburg

Ahram Online , Monday 18 Jun 2018
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An Egyptian fan poses a Russian band outside of Egypt's opening World Cup Group A game against Uruguay (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt’s embassy in Moscow said it has established a ‘Fan Zone’ in Russia’s Saint Petersburg where Egyptian fans can enjoy World Cup games, the embassy said in a statement.

The embassy said that the Fan Zone, which was established in cooperation with Presentation Sports, will include recreational facilities as well as Egyptian folklore performances.

Egypt will face Russia in their second match in the World Cup on Tuesday in Saint Petersburg.

The Fan Zone – with codes Filologicheskiy Pereulok, 1, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199034 – will operate from 12pm to 12am daily during the tournament, which kicked off last Thursday and runs for a month until 15 July.

There is no official data on the number of Egyptian fans who have travelled to Russia to cheer for the national team following its 28-year absence from the tournament.

EgyptAir, the country's national airline, announced it would be running 11 charter flights for Egyptian football fans to fly to Russia in support of the Egyptian national team.

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