On Wednesday, February 6, there was a meeting at the office of the Russian Olympic Committee. The main question was Kazan’s application to host European Games in 2023. The discussion was attended by the head of the beach soccer department of Football Union of Russia Sergei Shamray. Men's beach soccer is included in the list of sports proposed by the Ministry of Sports of Tatarstan.
The first European Games took place in Baku in 2015. Russian team beat Italians in the final of the beach soccer tournament. The second European Games will be held in Minsk from 21 to 30 June. Russian team will be among the eight participants and will try to defend the title.
Kazan has already hosted major beach soccer competitions. In 2017 of the stages of the Russian Championship was held.