Happy New Year!


Dear friends!

The outgoing year turned out to be difficult for domestic football, but, at the same time, brought us many memorable moments and positive emotions. For the first time in history, the FIFA Confederations Cup took place in the Russian Federation, in which the national team of Russia took part. The women's national team played at the European Championships in the Netherlands and won a debut victory there. The Russian mini-football team has won the right to participate in the European Championship in Slovenia, and the national beach soccer team has become the five-time winner of the Euroleague.

At the same time, the coming 2018 is preparing for us a number of very interesting events. The Russian national team will perform at FIFA World Cup at home, where will compete with Uruguay, Egypt and Saudi Arabia in the group stage. The Russian national mini-football team will play at the Continental Championship, where they will play against Poland and Kazakhstan for going to the playoffs. Youth and women's national teams of Russia will continue to struggle for access to the European Championship-2019 and the World Cup-2019 respectively. Women's youth and junior teams in spring will fight for the right to play for EURO-2018. The most important tournaments await the Russian national beach soccer team, including selection for the 2019 World Cup.

Besides we have a lot of tasks in the sphere of development of children's, mass football, football infrastructure. Russia will continue and complete preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2018.

We congratulate football players and coaches, functionaries and managers, referees, journalists and fans, all Russians on the New Year! We wish you good health, luck and well-being! Let all your dreams come true!