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schoolteacher from India will attend the opening match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia with her son

17.10.2017 41 просмотров

schoolteacher from India will attend the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with her son thanks to winning the competition, according to a FIFA press release.


As noted in the message, the mother and son, who have changed the lives of thousands of Indian children with the help of sports, are among the fans who will attend the opening match of the 2018 World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium» 14 June".

A boy named Adityanshu from the Indian city of Muzaffarpur became the winner of the "Bring someone special" competition, which started during the 2017 Confederations Cup. The participants of the competition were asked to tell who and why they would like to take with them to the opening match of the tournament, and they had to send their story via the Internet, keeping within 350 characters. In total, more than 13 000 stories were received from 158 countries, from which the two best stories will be chosen.

"I would take my mother with me. She has been a teacher for more than 33 years and all the while instilling a sports spirit in children, helping them to become more independent. Thanks to her, sport has become a means of self-expression for thousands of children. She will be very happy and proud if she gets to the biggest football celebration on the planet  — — wrote Adityanshu.

Adityanshu's mother Devashri is an avid football fan. Despite the fact that there were no more women among her school colleagues, Devashree developed the first sports program and set herself the task of using football and sports to instill in her students skills that they can use in all areas life. Adityanshu himself joined the ranks of a non-governmental organization whose mission & nbsp; & mdash; to instill life skills in underprivileged Indian children with the help of football.

The second winner of the contest will be announced in a few weeks, after FIFA has read all the stories submitted by the fans.


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