Ronaldinho and Okocha bring spirit of champions to Kazan


The FIFA Confederations Cup Park was in Kazan this weekend, with football legends Ronaldinho and Jay-Jay Okocha in attendance

The FIFA Confederations Cup Park will next be in Saint Petersburg on 20-21 May with more surprises to be announced

It was Kazan’s turn to host the FIFA Confederations Cup Park this weekend. Just like in Moscow and Sochi over the last fortnight, the local fans were treated to an amazing experience as world football legends Ronaldinho and Jay-Jay Okocha came to visit. The former won the FIFA World Cup™ and the FIFA Confederations Cup for Brazil during a stellar career, while the latter won Olympic gold for Nigeria and remains one of the best players to come out of Africa. Both were also victorious in their respective continental championships.


Ronaldinho and Okocha were accompanied on their trip to the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan by 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Ambassador Alexey Smertin and Host City Kazan Ambassador Elmira Kalimullina.

“Supporters from all over the world will visit Kazan and say how great Russia is,” said Smertin confidently. “I spoke with Okocha and he was delighted with the welcome he received. Jay-Jay visited the Kremlin and the stadium, whereas Ronaldinho was surrounded wherever he went.”

As well as meeting the two stars, visitors to the park saw the FIFA Confederations Cup Trophy that Ronaldinho brought onto the stage, took photos with the Official Mascot Zabivaka™ and tested themselves at various competitions and attractions.