A FAMILIAR face will take centre-stage when the World Cup 2018 draw takes place in Moscow.
Gary Lineker will probably be fronting the ceremony because the 32 nations be taught their destiny for subsequent summer season’s showdown in Russia – however Russian journalist Maria Komandnaya will probably be his co-host.
The Russian has been in soccer broadcasting for over a decade
Who’s Maria Komandnaya?
ONE of essentially the most recognisable journalists in Russia, Maria has been a daily of radio and TV for practically a decade.
She’s offered and interviewed on FOX Sports activities, Match TV and Moscow FM – and will probably be lighting up the sidelines in Russia subsequent summer season.
Throughout the Confederations Cup, she was the face of FOX and was pitch-side for the largest video games of the match.
And now she has been chosen to host the World Cup draw alongside England nice Lineker, because the eyes of the world flip their consideration to Moscow in early December.
Maria is soccer mad and devotes her total social media presence to the gorgeous sport.
She is a champion of equality in soccer and in September welcomed Bibiana Steinhaus’s first sport as a feminine referee within the Bundesliga.
Clearly delighted to be requested, she tweeted after the announcement that she was ‘the happiest lady on the planet’.
When is the World Cup 2018 draw?
TAKING place in Moscow, the draw will resolve the group levels for the match which runs from June 14 to July 15, 2018.
The draw itself will probably be held on December 1, 2017.
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A sometimes lavish ceremony will happen within the State Kremlin Palace, which was inbuilt 1961 and has a capability of 6,000.
It’s sometimes used as a music venue and has performed host to Pavarotti, James Brown, Eric Clapton, Whitney Houston, Elton John and Sting.