Football: Russia will deliver safe and spectacular World Cup, says Ambassador Andrey Tatarinov

Russian Ambassador to Singapore Andrey Tatarinov is confident that football fans travelling to Russia can look forward to a trouble-free tournament and an unforgettable fiesta.
Russian Ambassador to Singapore Andrey Tatarinov is confident that football fans travelling to Russia can look forward to a trouble-free tournament and an unforgettable fiesta.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

He cites country's record of handling major sporting events like Olympics smoothly

SINGAPORE - His eyes sparkled when he recounted how he and his friends squeezed into a director's office along the Black Sea coast during a summer youth camp 52 years ago to watch the Soviet Union football team, featuring the legendary goalkeeper Lev Yashin, reach the semi-finals of the 1966 World Cup.

Football's global showpiece holds a special place in Andrey Tatarinov's heart and the Russian Ambassador to Singapore will be beaming with pride when his country hosts the 2018 World Cup from June 14 to July 15.

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