Fans talk about how the World Cup 2018 FIFA changed their lives
• The fans talk about how the World Cup 2018 FIFA changed their lives
Football fans from different countries tell stories about what happened to them during the World Cup in Russia:
A career in journalism
"World Cup has made me super-famous. There was a lot of articles about me in the media of different countries ", - says Barchok March, an accountant from Poland, who lives in London.
A couple of years ago she acquired considerable popularity among football fans supporting the Polish national team at Euro 2016 in France. Her photographs, as they say, have become viral, and Marta was named the most beautiful Polish football fans. Soon, she began a career in modeling. But it was the 2018 World Cup in Russia brought the level of popularity to incredible heights.
"My photos from the World Cup 2018 were everywhere. FIFA, the main organizer of the championship, even placed my image in your Instagram profile. People were delighted, they called me beautiful Polish and Polish media have assigned me the unofficial title of Miss World Cup ", - says Martin.
According to her, thanks to this unprecedented media attention it has received a host of new proposals in the modeling business and other contracts.
During the World Cup in March worked for CKM site, the Polish version of Playboy. It was her first journalistic experience: "I always wanted to become a journalist. The World Cup has made my dream a reality. "
March recalls how she enjoyed great attention from football fans all over the world: "When I was on the Red Square in Moscow, people recognize me and everyone wanted to be photographed with me. It was a real madness! I felt like a pop star, and I must admit, I enjoyed it very much.
Juan Thomas Martin, a medical student from Argentina, found the love of his life in St. Petersburg. He met a Russian girl Anna in Barcelona a year ago, but only when he came to Russia at the World Cup, their relationship grew into a serious romance. Huang hopes that this love story turns into a Shakespearean tragedy, because the girl's parents may be against this novel.
"If the decision was for me, I would have took her from him to Argentina, but her parents do not know anything about our relationship. She did not tell them about my arrival, because her parents do not like foreigners. They believe that she can not be with me is nothing serious because of the distance separating our houses, "- says Huang.
Another part of this extraordinary story is that Huang attracted much attention at the World Cup because he looks very similar to Lionel Messi. Since 2013, Juan repeatedly ever act as a double superstars in various television shows, events, and acting in commercials in Argentina.
During the World Cup Juan even managed to make some money, get the money from fans who wanted to make a selfie with it. "On the day of the game Argentina-Nigeria, I earned almost $ 200. I just could not believe it, "- boasts Juan.
In Russia and Child
Probably the youngest fans at the World Cup was only 9 months old when he arrived in Russia.
"We traveled for the first time with our son, Jose Antonio - and yet so far! During this trip we flew by plane 9 times and twice traveled by train, "- says Rodriguez hymen, which is responsible for labor issues in local government of his native city of San Jose in Uruguay.
She came to Russia with her husband, agronomist Esteban and cousin Erica to support the national team. "At first we really were afraid to fly to Russia with a child, but once there, we were pleasantly surprised by the kindness, respect and cordiality Russians. They were always ready to help ", - says hymen.
She admits that they had the wrong idea about the Russians because of the stereotypes created by American movies and the media: "We thought that they are cold, closed and unfriendly people, but we have learned that it is actually not so ".
Championship has completely changed its view of Russia, adding hymen.