2018 FIFA World Cup

Campbell: Russia is ready

08 Apr 2018

  • Sol Campbell in Volgograd for opening of Russia 2018 Football Park
  • England legend chatted with fans before looking around city and stadium
  • Three Lions play Tunisia on 18 June in Volgograd


On 18 June, thousands of England fans will descend on Volgograd for their opening game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ against Tunisia.

A Three Lions legend, Sol Campbell was in the city on the Volga River this weekend to help with the launch of the Russia 2018 Football Park, which gave locals and visitors in Volgograd a taste of the upcoming festival of football.

The ex-defender, who played at three World Cups – France 1998Korea/Japan 2002and Germany 2006 – spoke to the public about his experiences at the tournament and said he was impressed with what he saw in Volgograd.

“It was great to see so many open people who cannot wait for this huge celebration and passionately love football,” said Campbell. “I think Russia is ready to welcome the whole world. This is a beautiful country, where people work hard and value their history. Volgograd is a fascinating historical place, where many people gave their lives during the Second World War. People should remember this and appreciate it.”



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