Gazprom’s Football for Friendship

International Children’s Social Program

OVERVIEW

Football for Friendship (F4F) is an annual international children’s social program implemented by Gazprom since 2013. The program includes a number of sports and educational events held in different countries around the globe with the aim of promoting a healthy and active lifestyle, as well as fostering an attitude of respect toward other cultures among its Young Participants.
Every year, thousands of people across the world take part in F4F. In the course of the past 7 seasons, it has brought together more than 6,000 participants, gaining over 5 million supporters. Since its launch, the project has expanded its geography to 211 countries and regions. In 2019, the most multinational football training session in history took place as part of the program’s final events, thus setting a new world record and earning F4F an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® certificate.

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Friendship

Health

Victory

Equality

Peace

Traditions

Fairness

Devotion

Honour

At the end of the final events, Gazprom supplies all project participants with tickets to the UEFA Champions League Final. For the entire duration of the Forum, children are provided with accommodation, meals, transportation services, attending personnel (including security officers), and round-the-clock medical care.

The F4F program is supported by FIFA and UEFA, the Olympic and Paralympic Committees, and such renowned footballers as Andrey Arshavin, Vitor Baia, Didier Drogba, Roberto Carlos, Marco Materazzi, Luis Neto, Alexey Smertin, Dmitry Sychev, Anatoly Timoshchuk, Alexander Kerzhakov, Igor Akinfeev, Julio Baptista, Iker Casillas, Michel Salgado, Julian Draxler, Franz Beckenbauer, Nikita Simonyan, Ralf Faehrmann, Celia Sasic, and Ricardo Carvalho, as well as many football associations and federations worldwide. F4F has received awards at both international and national levels for its contributions to promoting sports, social responsibility, and communications.