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Russia: Football has 'nothing to do' with politics – fmr Portuguese striker Gomes *EXCLUSIVE*

3 25.03.2018 Инфо

The legendary former Portuguese striker, participant of 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups, Nuno Gomes visited Russia to participate in the opening of the first 2018 World Cup Football Park in Sochi on Saturday.
"We’re talking about football; football has nothing to do with political. I hope everything will go well, I believe that Russia will host all the fans in order to [help] them to stay here in Russia, to spend a wonderful World Cup," Gomes said.
Predicting the results of the FIFA World Cup in Russia, Nuno Gomes supposed that the "semi-final’s four teams [will be] Brazil, Portugal, Spain and Germany."
"One of the biggest challenges [for Portugal] is exactly that we’re European champions, so a lot of eyes are looking to our national team and maybe that could be one of the reasons that increase our responsibility, we have to go step by step," he added.
The World Cup is set to take place in Russia this summer from June 14 to July 15.