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Monday, June 11 2018 - 13:58
Young Participants of the Football for Friendship Programme From 211 Countries and Regions Arrived to Moscow
MOSCOW, June 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

    The final events of the Sixth Season of the Gazprom International 
Children's social programme Football for Friendship have started in Moscow. 
1500 children and adult arrived to the capital of Russia to participate in the 
global project. This year Football for Friendship united 211 countries and 
regions of the world. The programme is supported by FIFA, UEFA, the UN, heads 
of the national football federations, as well as by the representatives of the 
government institutions. Over 300 journalists of the leading international 
media will arrive to Moscow for covering the final events of the programme.

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    During the next several days the Young Ambassadors of the key universal 
values of the programme - friendship, equality, fairness, health, peace, 
devotion, victory, traditions and honour will be involved in a highly topical 
educational agenda. Thus, within the framework of the three-day International 
Friendship Camp the sports trainings and practical master classes with the 
football world stars and professional coaches will be organized for the Young 
Players, Young Journalists and Young Trainers of the programme. Within the 
social section of the educational agenda, the children will be addressed by the 
public figures, representatives of the funds for protection of the nature, the 
journalists of the leading Russian and foreign media will share their 
experience with the young talents of the Football for Friendship International 
Children's Press ñenter. All the young participants will attend the classes of 
the Nine Values School which was estimated by the UN as the unique educational 
programme as well as participate in the Olympic lesson and the International 
Children`s Ecological Forum.

    On June 12, at the end of the trainings, the 32 International Teams of 
Friendship, named after rare and extinct animals, will meet in the field in the 
framework of the 2018 Football for Friendship World Championship. The 
International Football for Friendship Children's Forum that will be held in 
Moskvarium - a unique complex which is the largest roofed oceanarium of Europe 
will become the culmination of the final events of the programme. Young 
Ambassadors of the Football for Friendship will attend the main world football 
event of 2018 - an opening match of the FIFA World Cup Russia.

Source: Gazprom Football for Friendship