Sports Promoting Peace Among Nations

Culture/Sports Desk
Iran and Morocco fans gathered in Saint Petersburg before the match.Iran and Morocco fans gathered in Saint Petersburg before the match.

FIFA World Cup and Winter Olympic Games have served as a means of peacemaking in the current year, both among people and the politically conflicted countries.
The current World Cup has brought together over a million visitors in Russia with the aim of watching the football games and supporting their favorite teams.
Despite the political tension between Russian and the US governments, the highest number of applications for Fan IDs, which are required with the ticket for each game, is for the Americans who have also formed the highest number of the travelers to Russia for the cup.
As the Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media announced in March, half of the requests for Fan IDs were filed from abroad and the top ten countries, where the applications were submitted are Russia, the US, China, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Germany, Brazil and Egypt.
As it seems, the public interest is at odds with the political issues going on between the US and Russian authorities. 


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