5 soul stories from the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which return faith in good
While a huge number of football fans from all over the world are watching the results of matches taking place in Russian cities, events worthy of attention also take place outside the football fields. So, football fans from different parts of the world showed themselves from the best side, becoming heroes of really good and sincere stories that touched the hearts of even those who are far from sports. In our review – the five most touching stories that have occurred behind the scenes of one of the most important events in the world of sports today.
A company of five Mexicans back in 2014 after the World Cup in Brazil promised each other that in 4 years they would definitely get together again and go to the competitions. All four years they saved money, but at the same time during this time they had the idea to travel from match to match on a bus, personally painted. So when it came time to buy tickets, and one of the guys – Javier – suddenly said that he could not go – the guys were in shock.
As it turned out, Javier would not let his wife go to football. Friends said they would not leave a friend in the lurch – and they really took him on a journey … but only in cardboard form. They printed a copy of Javier in real size: the cardboard Javier was dressed in a bright blue T-shirt with the words “My wife did not let me go.” And such a “Javier” became a full-fledged member of all the common photos of friends from Mexico in Russia!
As it turned out later, the wife still had mercy and let her husband go – Javier did get to Russia to join his friends.
Friends helped a blind friend to “see” football
On June 23, the Brazilian published an amazing video in which he captured his friend Carlos, “watching” the match between Brazil and Costa Rica. At the age of 14, Carlos began to lose his eyesight and was later diagnosed with Usher syndrome, a genetic disease that led to a complete loss of sight and hearing of a guy. Now Carlos is 27 years old and he still likes football, so his friends decided to build a miniature football field to let a friend understand what happens during matches when the Brazilian national team plays.
Icelandic fans became famous throughout the world during the previous World Cup in Brazil, when they unanimously supported their team, beating off the rhythm and singing songs. This time, the tenth part of the population of the whole country went to football, and a small group of the most active fans recorded in advance a mental video of the performance of the Russian folk song Kalinka Malinka in Icelandic and even in Russian against the backdrop of the stunning nature of Iceland:
Sergey Pokidov, a graduate of the Medical Academy, was very nervous during the match between Poland and Colombia, and for that reason he thought that as soon as Colombia scored a goal, he would make an offer to his girlfriend Karen, who came to Russia from Colombia. The couple has already met for a long time and Sergey has long wanted to make an offer to his girlfriend, but he wanted to make it beautiful and unforgettable. As soon as football player Yerri Mina scored the first goal against an opponent, the guy knelt and asked her passion if she agreed to marry him. The match ended with the score 3-0 in favor of Colombia. Judging by the reaction of Karen in the video, she agreed.