June 28 in Saransk at the stadium "Mordovia Arena" was a match of Panama - Tunisia. The meeting, which ended with a score of 1-2 in favor of Tunisia, was the last for the capital of Mordovia within the framework of the 2018 World Cup. But the final was a record - in Saransk, the 2500th goal in the history of world championships was scored!
The game, which gathered more than 37 thousand spectators, was an excellent end to the football festival in Saransk. In the afternoon, the fans who gathered in the center of the city took part in grandiose events. First, at the festival "Tasty Mordovia" everyone got the opportunity to taste the best dishes of national cuisine. And at 17 o'clock the festival "Dance of Friendship" began. He turned into a grandiose procession to the stadium. Together with the fans in the festival took part the Head of the Republic of Mordovia Vladimir Volkov.
On this day, the sympathies of many citizens were on the side of the Panamanian national team. Saransk all this time was the base for the team. As the Ambassador of Panama, Miguel Lekaro Barsenas, said: "We feel like the team of Saransk." Saransk also considers the Panamanians practically their own. Unfortunately, football luck was at this time on the side of the Tunisian team. The forward of the national team of Tunisia Fahreddin Ben Youssef, equalizing the score, became the author of the anniversary 2500 goals. In general, the match was a tough, beautiful, real football holiday.