Joint program

The Football Union of Russia (FUR) and the all-Russian Professional Union of Football Players (OPSF) developed a plan of joint activities on fighting racism and xenophobia ahead to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

On 15 March FUR and OPSF joint program will be presented by FUR Inspector on fighting racism Alexey Smertin and OPSF chairman Roman Shirokov in FIFA headquarters in Zurich. «The key moment in the activities on fighting racism and xenophobia is creating the environment free from racist, religious and national prejudices. 

It is important to understand that we live in the country where ethnic egoism is not only improper but inadmissible. Only through the mutual respect and understanding we will be able to succeed in this fight - and not only in sports, by the way, - noted OPSF chairman Shirokov.