Football is my life: 2018 FIFA World Cup ambassador Victoria Lopyreva

Updated: 07 December, 2017 17:37 IST | A Correspondent | Mumbai

Russian beauty and FIFA ambassador for 2018 World Cup, Victoria Lopyreva believes the sport is more than just a game played on the pitch

FIFA ambassador for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Victoria Lopyreva, has said that a lot can be done through football. "Yeah, now football is my life. I'm dedicating every day to the World Cup, the football, because I believe football is not just the game on the pitch, it's much more. Football is much more. You can travel a lot around the world and you're going to find friends, you're going to find people who are on the same mental level, like really excited about the football. You can do charity through the football. You can do a lot of things, actually," Lopyreva recently told Russian channel RT Sport.

Victoria Lopyreva
Victoria Lopyreva 

Lopyreva, who is studying for FIFA's Sport Management program, said she finds it difficult to strike a balance between the two. "I would like to say this is the most difficult six months for me to study, because I have to support the [World Cup] Trophy Tour and I have to travel a lot and we have a lot of promotion for the World Cup," added the model, who had a short-lived marriage to Russia striker Fedor Smolov.

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First Published: 04 December, 2017 18:25 IST

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