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The national team of Russia on football has not appealed to the Russian Orthodox Church for a blessing before the world Cup. Reports radio station “Moscow speaking”.
“As far as I know, the requests from team special was not. Specific activities associated with this game [the match-opening], is not provided. Apparently, the players have more important things to do”, — said the press Secretary of the Patriarch Alexander Volkov.
Volkov recalled that Russian Olympic athletes regularly working the priests. He also said that Patriarch Kirill invited all the guests of the championship to get acquainted with Orthodox culture and, if desired, to visit the temples. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church urged to pray for the national team of Russia on football.
Earlier, on 13 June, British singer Robbie Williams also advised fans of the Russian team to pray for a miracle at the home world Championships.
The world Cup will be held from June 14 to July 15. The Russian team will play in one group with the teams of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay.
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