Russia 2018: Lineker, Russian journalist to conduct final draw


The Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow will be conducted by former England striker Gary Lineker and Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya on Dec. 1.

The duo will be on stage to help guide the millions of fans around the world through the ceremony.

Lineker who won the adidas Golden Boot at the Mexico 1986 will be the lead conductor at the event slated for State Kremlin Palace, with Komandnaya supporting him.

They will also be joined by eight draw assistants, one of whom is Russian football legend Nikita Simonyan.

However, the remaining seven and the presenters of the show will be revealed in the coming days.

Speaking on the development, Lineker said it was going to be a special occasion for him.

“As a player, I was fortunate enough to take part in the World Cup finals on two occasions.

“It is quite special to be involved in yet another tournament — now…

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