Friday, September 22, 2017

Football coach Andrew Berry: Yekaterinburg "deserves" to host 2018 World Cup

Andrew Berry, the athletic director for Yekaterinburg's mini football club, recently joined members of the City Council of Veterans and the City Duma in speaking out in support of the city's right to host the FIFA World Cup 2018.

During his address, Berry stated unequivocally that not only is Yekaterinburg the rightful host of the 2018 competition, but is the perfect venue for the games, Ekburg.ru reports.

"This is an honor given to the country and our city," Berry said. "FIFA World Cup - an event of global scale and a holiday for millions of sports fans. Yekaterinburg is rightly deserved to host such a significant sports forum, which will give impetus to the development of our sports infrastructure."