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22.12.2017

Girls’ Team from Tver Region will Play for Russia at Street Child World Cup

The Zubtsov girls’ team, representing the Zubtsov orphanage in the Tver region, last Friday celebrated victory in the nationwide women’s qualifier for the Future Depends on You tournament (for girls aged 14–17) arranged by MegaFon. Together with another champion, the Galaktika team from the Smolensk region, the girls will defend their nation’s honor at the first ever Street Child World Cup, to be held in Moscow in May 2018 with 24 participating teams from 22 countries.

18.12.2017

Smolensk Team Galaktika Emerges Victorious over Arsenal Youth Team in MegaFon London Prize Trip

The friendly game with the Arsenal academy team ended with a historic victory for the Russian team. The match took place in London on Friday 15 December during a prize trip arranged for the winners of the Future Depends on You Russian nationwide football tournament for teams from orphanages and children’s homes. The Galaktika team from the Shatalovsky Children’s Home in the Smolensk region beat the British team 4:1.

27.10.2017

Teams from Pakistan and Mauritius Win International Future Depends on You Football Tournament

27 October 2017, Moscow. The international stage of the Future Depends on You football tournament ended with wins by visitors from abroad. The junior age group was won by a team from Mauritius, while victory in the senior group went to a team of young players from Pakistan, who beat Smolensk-based Galaktika in a dramatic series of penalties.

22.06.2017

MegaFon and Street Child United to Hold Future Depends on You Street Child World Championshipon Eve of Russia 2018 World Cup

22 June 2017, Moscow. MegaFon CEO Sergey Soldatenkov and John Wroe, CEO of the charity Street Child United (UK), signed a memorandum of understandingon holding the Street Child World Cup: The Future Depends on You. The event will take place in Moscow in May 2018. This is the first time a competition of this level has been held in Russia; it will involve teams from 22 countries.

19.06.2017

Winners of the Future Depends On You football tournament celebrated the victory of the Russian team at the opening of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 together with the President of Russia

June 19, 2017. Moscow. On Saturday, June 17, young football players — winners of the Future Depends On You open Russian nationwide football tournament for teams from orphanages and boarding schools watched the first match of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 between Russia and New Zealand together with the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

29.05.2017

From Sochi to London: the prize for the winners of the XII Football tournament Future Depends On You will be a trip to the capital of the UK

Sochi, May 29, 2017. The 12th Future Depends On You open Russian nationwide football tournament for teams from orphanages and boarding schools, organized since 2005 by MegaFon with the support of the Football union of Russia, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Sports, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Football for Kids charity foundation, ended this year in Sochi. The unexpected rainfall on the final day of the competition could not wash away the football passion on the fields of Sputnik-sport stadium. Boys from the Orsk orphanage of the Orenburg region (junior age category) and Shatalov orphanage of the Smolensk region (senior age category) raised the champions’ cups over their heads.

05.04.2017

Know your Heroes: Parviz Aliyev, Winner of 2011 Tournament, Talks about his Life

Growing up, who didn’t dream of becoming a big football star? For many people this remains just a dream. But for the most determined, their commitment and belief in themselves helps them become professional athletes, irrespective of what challenges life might present. A few years ago the Dream Team from Khujand won the Future Depends on You tournament that MegaFon holdsfor teams from children’s homes and orphanages.

31.01.2017

MegaFon Announces Kick Off of 12th Future Depends on You Football Tournament

31 January 2017, Moscow.Qualification matches will kick off on 1 February 2017 in the first stage of the Future Depends on You football tournament, which MegaFon and the Football for Children charity foundation have been holding since 2005. The tournament is supported by the Russian Sports and Education& Science Ministries and the Russian Football Union. More than 5,000 players from children’s homes and orphanages in 140 cities will compete for the right to play in the second regional stage of the tournament in April. The finals are traditionally held in Sochi and will take place on 24 – 28 May 2017. The main prize for the winners is a trip to London to visit Arsenal football club.

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Football Union of Russia

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Russia olympic сommittee

Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Partners of the world championship – May 2018

Philips

Street Child United

Save the Children