The Russian national football team on Sunday, November 14, will play in Split the decisive match of the selection for the 2022 World Cup against the Croatian national team. To the delight of Russian fans, even the covid will not prevent the most loyal ones from attending this game at the Polyud stadium, but the locals are afraid of fights.
The official website of the RFU reports that about 32 thousand spectators are expected at the match, and 400 of them will be fans of the Russian national team. How did you manage to get the Russians to pass through the covid European cordons?
To access the stadium, the organizers will require a COVID-certificate from the European Union, which all fans vaccinated in Russia cannot have. On the eve of the match, rumors spread that the Croats were planning to allow only those vaccinated with European vaccines into the stadium. But, as stated on the RFU website, on the basis of its Russian vaccination certificate, European ones will be issued by a special medical service at the stadium all day long. They can also be obtained by those who have a certificate in English about a disease transferred no earlier than six months ago.
At the same time, fan resources report that a “warm welcome” may await the Russians in Split, but the local police seem to be ready for this.
According to the Match TV website, security measures have been heightened in Split, and already on Saturday, police were at every corner in the city.
The Croatian authorities announced a few days ago that they would provide assistance to all arriving Russians: “The Croatian competent authorities recommend that fans, upon arrival at the airport, contact the police station located there, and when visiting the city by private transport, they will contact the police officers who will wait for Split guests at the exit. off the highway, ”TASS reported with reference to the diplomatic mission.
So far, no high-profile clashes have been reported.