Various football events take place in the Ulyanovsk region during World Cup-2018

Currently the region is holding city and the regional championships among football players of all age.


“Recently an international festival "Bolshie zvyozdy svetyat malym" (Big Stars Shine For Small Ones) has successfully taken place in the region. Competitions have been organized for nine-year-old boys at Simbirsk Stadium. The anniversary XXV Open Championship of the children's football league among boys (12 years) has been organized at the main higher education institution. Competitions were attended by about 150 athletes and guests, including the ones from Mordovia and Chuvashia. The All-Russian festival "Zagruzi sebya futbolom" will take place in Sengiley from 26 to 28 June. We expect guests from Syzran, Orenburg and Penza. In addition, preliminaries of the international festival "Bolshie zvyozdy svetyat malym" among 12-year-old girls will take place on 29 and 30 June”, – noted Andrey Grekhov, the chief referee of football competitions in the Ulyanovsk region.

In addition, residents of Ulyanovsk help with organization of the world championship. Volunteers from the Ulyanovsk region work in all 11 cities that will host the championship. More than 17 thousand people aged from 18 to 80 years from 112 countries of the world help organizers in various spheres such as logistics, reception of guests, preparation and holding awards ceremonies, and catering.

“About a year ago I submitted the application for participation in the World Cup as a volunteer; it was approved. Afterwards I have successfully passed the English level test. However, I submitted the application too late, so was included only in the reserve. In February, I received a phone call and was asked to work with the national team from Iceland at Olymp Stadium on the training base in Gelendzhik. I agreed without a moment's hesitation. My main objective includes language translation. We communicate in English with athletes, coaches and members of the media. Icelanders very open and outgoing. We are delighted to have the opportunity to work at this amazing event”, – said Anton Kozlov, a volunteer at the FIFA World Cup.

Now there is an open platform at AquaMall Shopping Complex where fans can watch broadcasts of all matches during the whole championship. There is also a big screen at Start Stadium in Zavolzhye District.

Within the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Ulyanovsk welcomes fans from 25 countries. Among them are people from Iran, Australia, Colombia, Tunisia, Mexico, Panama, Spain, Belgium, Brazil, Peru, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, and Japan.