Russia: «People will enjoy it» — Fan Festival Ambassador Desailly on World Cup

Journalist: Do you think there will be a dark horse in the game? SOT, Marcel Desailly, FIFA Fan Festival Ambassador (English): “I would love to see Croatia, honestly. I would love to see Iran. But do they have the squad? Do they have the experienced players to cope with the difficulty of the second round of the tournament? This is the issue.” Journalist: Iceland maybe? SOT, Marcel Desailly... Еще, FIFA Fan Festival Ambassador (English): “Why not? Why not? It could be something crazy, that small country that has already made it for the World Cup for the first time… now going far in the competition. Why not? That’s what it's about, to want to share the nation that wins the competition, and it would be good to have, in this modern football, a surprise.” *NO CUTTAWAYS ON SOURCE* Former football player and winner of the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 as part of the France international squads, Marcel Desailly, was elected as FIFA Fan Festival Ambassador alongside Russia’s Aleksandr Kerzhakov in Moscow on Wednesday. Desailly shared his expectations and predictions for the World Cup 2018. Although there are teams like Argentina, Brazil, Spain, and Germany, “with the most experience in the game”, he would love to see dark horses like Croatia and Iceland win the tournament. The newly elected FIFA Fan Festival Ambassador stated that the upcoming tournament will be «a very good World Cup.» “About the crowds, no worries, people will come. People will enjoy it, people will know that they are secure,» he stated. The FIFA World Cup Final Draw will take place on Friday, December 1.

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