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Russian Women Football Club Team to Play in Bikini

4.52K   //    02 Jul 2011, 15:47 IST

FC Rossiyanka is hoping to draw audience sans their football kits

In what could be the latest bizarre decision in the football world is that a Women football team in Russia will play their matches in Bikini. The club which made headlines all over the world with their decision is FC Rossiyanka.

FC Rossiyanka is a top Russian Women’s Premier League club from Krasnoarmeysk near Moscow and has many titles to their credit. They even represent Russia in the UEFA Women’s Champion League.

However this bizarre decision to play in Bikini comes after they failed to attract spectators during the recent economic downtown in Russia and hopes that playing in Bikini would bring back the spectators.

Another aim of the Bikini Football is to draw the attention of the officials and state programs on development of sports and to increase the ticket sales so that the club generates some revenue to sustain themselves.

Tatyana Egorova, the team’s coach said that although they have won many championships, only a few people have heard of the team.

“We are the best woman’s team in Russia and have won many championships, even representing our country in the UEFA Champions League,” the Sun quoted Egorova as saying.

Svetlana Zhuravleva, the club’s chief executive said that they need to break the stereotype of women football as a non-spectacular kind of sport.

“I think that our football players are beautiful and attractive women and they virtuously master the ball and do not yield to famous tennis player and gymnasts.”

“In the whole world this sport is located on the first roles and is in rapid progress, largely due to government support and the help of national associations.”

“The main is that our sportswomen understand and appreciate our ideas. Together we achieve the desired because Russian women football is bound to succeed,” She added.

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