In April 2017 the city’s new sports facility, «St.
Not surprisingly, the main theme of
Then the flame materialized into a soccer ball that flew through Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, symbolizing the development of the game from the beginning of time to the present day. «The journey of football» from the Far East to Britain ended in St. Petersburg: the ball flew into the gates of the Winter Palace, under the arch of the General Staff Building and was «caught» by a lion on the Neva embankment. After that, the lion turned into Alexander Kerzhakov, who kicked the ball and, of course, scored a goal.
The program of the festival also included fireworks, musical performances and an interactive program.