Pauline Khairedinova took to the field with the player. For the first time in the history of FIFA athletes were accompanied by a child with a disability. The girl thanked Cristiano Ronaldo, thanks to which became known.
June 21 in Moscow took place the match between Russian national team and Portugal in the framework of the FIFA Confederations Cup. As expected, before the game, the players took the field hand in hand with the children. Public attention was drawn to 10-year-old Pauline Khairedinova that appeared next to the famous Cristiano Ronaldo. A girl confined to a wheelchair, but this did not prevent her from becoming a part of the celebration of sport.
“I didn’t expect it to be so great, but Cristiano Ronaldo is great! He gave me his jacket and kissed it for luck, – said Polina reporters. – I was in the heart of incredible emotions, rooting for Russia! I have never experienced such a thing!”
I must say that in the history of FIFA tournaments, this is the first case where a child with a disability enters the field. In his microblog girl thanked the organizers for this opportunity and noted that the appearance near the famous footballer has brought her popularity.
“I sincerely want to thank all the people of the world who watched yesterday match, I now actively write and subscribe to my account. I knew that the exit of Ronaldo will bring me fame, but I didn’t know that!” – said Pauline in a microblog.
Khairedinova love to see a match Russia – Portugal from the podium. The girl was left under the impression of the game. She shared the video from the stadium where the contest was held.
Many netizens can not help but note the optimism Polina. In the description of her account she shared life-affirming phrase, “I’m a special girl. I have a “no running legs”, but huge wings! I can do all you can!”
The organizers also said that in the match Mexico – New Zealand will have a baby with disabilities. As the portal Fifa.com just on the football field with the athletes will be 350 children from orphanages, foster and low-income families.