2015 – 2018:
Official FIFA partner, including the FIFA World Cup 2018TM
On 14 September 2013, GAZPROM signed a contract with the international federation of association football, the FIFA. Beginning in early 2015, the Russian company is an official FIFA partner up to and including the FIFA World Cup 2018™ which is held in Russia for the first time. Already one year ahead of the big tournament, the country will be the stage for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017™ where eight teams compete in the cities of St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan and Sochi.
For Alexej Miller, chairman of GAZPROM PAO, this partnership is another logical step in the area of the company’s sports sponsorship: „GAZPROM is well-known for its special attitude towards football. We have a long and successful record of success concerning the interaction with football organisations, we are an official partner of the UEFA Champions League and we support clubs in Russia and Europe. To us, the collaboration with the FIFA means a new level of involvement in the football section. It is also important for GAZPROM to position as a global energy corporation.“
It is also because of GAZPROM that from 14 June to 15 Juli 2018, Russia will host a world cup for the first time. The games of the tournament will be played in Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow (two stadiums), Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, St. Petersburg and Volgograd.