Host for Confederations Cup Official Draw ceremony revealed

TV presenter Andrei Malakhov will assist Churikova.
21 November 2016
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Ambassador Yana Churikova will host the Official Draw for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, which will take place on November 26 in Kazan and will reveal the tournament’s final match schedule. According to FIFA’s press service, Yana Churikova will be accompanied by TV presenter Andrei Malakhov.

The ceremony is produced together with Channel One Russia, which also organized the 2018 World Cup Preliminary Draw ceremony in Saint Petersburg in July, 2015.

"I am very glad that the big football festival in Russia will begin in 2017," Churikova said. "The Confederations Cup, if I may use music terminology which is close to me, is a headliner, just like the World Cup. Having the opportunity to watch the world's champions, the best national teams which will arrive from all around the globe, will be amazing! I am looking forward to the draw in Kazan: as soon as I know the schedule I will immediately begin planning my vacation."

"I am very happy to become one of the hosts of the ceremony, which will precede a big tournament," Malakhov said. "I love watching good football in good company at the stadium, that’s why I’ll do everything in my power to attend Confederations Cup matches. I’ll start planning while in Kazan. I hope very much that Russia will qualify form the group and will make our whole country happy."

The FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 will take place from June 17 to July 2, 2017. Russia’s Kazan, Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Sochi will host the matches.