Nevertheless, it is these limits that will be conducted in Russia and other countries. Of course, it will be much more difficult for our opponents: FIFA is not the Olympic Committee, it has its own specifics, and Washington’s influence in this field is several times less.
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The football fan «ultras» (namely, «ultras», about the «kuzmichs», who do not participat in fan activities we wouldn’t talk) can not fight with such fans of other teams. For him it is a question of valor and authority in the fan environment, if not more, and it is impossible to quit the participation without a good reason.
Therefore, the West should provoke Russian fans on something large-scale during matches of the team before the World Cup 2018.Such closest event is expected on 28 March in Sochi at the stadium «Fisht», where the russians will meet with the Belgians in a friendly match.
In June, the FIFA Confederations Cup, which will become a kind of exam for the host country of the Mundial, is expected to take place. The winners of the continental championships — the national teams of Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Germany, Australia, Chile, and the Cup of the African Nations Cameroon will arrive.
But just by coincidence: Russian fans have quite normal relations with the fans of all the above teams, without fundamental hostility, as with the same Englishmen. That is, without a purposeful pitting up guests against Russians any serious clarification of relations is unlikely to be possible.
In this case, the West has two options: either incitementща Russophobic sentiments among fans of one of the European teams, or provoking that part of the Russian «ultras» that are controlled by the pseudo patriotic wing of the «marsh opposition».
Also, we can not exclude attempts to compare Russians with the fans of European clubs during the upcoming UEFA club competitions.
In any case, our fans need to understand that attempts to touch them «for the living» will certainly take place: the issue of honor is virtually guaranteed cause for the clashes. Therefore, it is important not to succumb to such provocations.