Russian sports presenter makes good on dress promise after shock Russia World Cup win (PHOTO)

2 Jul, 2018 15:23
Russian sports presenter makes good on dress promise after shock Russia World Cup win (PHOTO)
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Russian radio presenter Aleksandr Sofronov has celebrated his country’s shock World Cup win against Spain by wearing a dress to work, making good on a pledge he made on the eve of the game.

Russia pulled off a stunning and unexpected victory by beating Spain on penalties in their World Cup last 16 meeting at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.

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Ahead of the game, Sport FM presenter Sofronov said he would mark a seemingly improbable Russian win by donning a dress for work – a pledge he fulfilled on Monday by wearing a fetching peach-colored number.

Sport FM live-streams its broadcasts, meaning Sofronov’s choice of attire was visible for the station’s audience.

The presenter was also picture pondering what promise to make next, should Russia overcome Croatia in their World Cup quarter-final match in Sochi on Saturday.   

Russia claimed victory against a heavily-fancied Spain team thanks to shootout heroics from goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, how saved penalties from Koke and Iago Aspas.

That gave Russia a 4-3 shootout win, after the scores had finished at 1-1 following the 90 minutes and extra time.

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Perhaps the most famous clothes-related sporting promise from a presenter came from Britain’s Gary Lineker, who promised to present the BBC’s famous ‘Match of the Day’ highlights show in his underwear should his beloved Leicester City win the Premier League.   

The 5,000-1 outsiders delivered, meaning Lineker presented the first episode of the following season in undies emblazoned with the Leicester logo.