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RT AND STAN COLLYMORE ON THE STREETS OF THE CONFEDERATIONS CUP IN ST. PETERSBURG
MOSCOW, 21 JUNE – RT’s Neil Harvey and Confederations Cup host Stan Collymore took audiences backstage and on the streets of St. Petersburg to preview what’s to come for the host city during the competition.
The Confederations Cup kicked off on Saturday, June 17 in St. Petersburg, and RT’s Confederations Cup host Stan Collymore was there to bring audiences the best moments off the field.
Stan Collymore and RT host Neil Harvey took to the streets surrounding Palace Square where the world of sports and culture collided. Harvey and Collymore joined Vasily Gerello, lead baritone at the Mariinsky Theatre, in a singing session before giving him a chance to freestyle.
Harvey and Collymore also gave viewers a backstage pass to the newly built St. Petersburg’s stadium. Collymore explained the ins and outs of a “smaller version of Wembley” before commemorating the moment with a stadium selfie.
In order to get to know the people of the city better, Harvey and Collymore met up with a group of local Russian football fans in a St. Petersburg pub. The fans toasted to their visitors, the upcoming matches, and a game that, for them, “is religion.”
The Confederations Cup has only just begun, and Collymore will continue to provide an exclusive look and behind-the-scenes view of the competition and Russia’s host cities. The next match will take place between Portugal and New Zealand on Saturday, June 24 in St. Petersburg at 18:00 Moscow time.
Confed Cup: If you come to Palace Square in St. Pete, be sure to bring ball & start freestyling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iY3xptfBhQ&feature=youtu.be
‘Smaller version of Wembley’: Behind the scenes at St. Petersburg Stadium hosting Confed Cup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EgeqD3prFo&feature=youtu.be
‘Football is religion’: Fans talk racism, hooliganism & their passion for game at St. Pete pub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmE1uVkVFJ8&feature=youtu.be