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Russia: Kazakh kid wins golden ticket to World Cup final02:09

Russia: Kazakh kid wins golden ticket to World Cup final

Russian Federation, Moscow
July 13, 2018 at 00:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

A 9-year-old football fan from Kazakhstan won a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk out onto the pitch at the World Cup final.

In an interview filmed in the Russian capital on Friday, Madali Isabekov told his remarkable story.

One day Madali and his father Mayrambek decided to grab a meal at McDonald's in Astana. "That was just a usual day off, we decided to eat out with the family at the McDonald's restaurant, they handed us the coupon, registered and we successfully forgot about it," recalled the father.

Not thinking anything of it, the family continued on with their lives until they received a call from the McDonald's Player Escort programme.

The lucky boy had just won the right to escort a football star onto the pitch at the FIFA World Cup 2018 Final in Moscow.

As a keen football fan, Madali seemed delighted by the prospect. "When I grow up I want to be like Paul Pogba, because he is a strong player," he said.

The prize consists of transfers, accommodation, family activities and two tickets for a selected 2018 FIFA World Cup match.

Russia: Kazakh kid wins golden ticket to World Cup final02:09
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A 9-year-old football fan from Kazakhstan won a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk out onto the pitch at the World Cup final.

In an interview filmed in the Russian capital on Friday, Madali Isabekov told his remarkable story.

One day Madali and his father Mayrambek decided to grab a meal at McDonald's in Astana. "That was just a usual day off, we decided to eat out with the family at the McDonald's restaurant, they handed us the coupon, registered and we successfully forgot about it," recalled the father.

Not thinking anything of it, the family continued on with their lives until they received a call from the McDonald's Player Escort programme.

The lucky boy had just won the right to escort a football star onto the pitch at the FIFA World Cup 2018 Final in Moscow.

As a keen football fan, Madali seemed delighted by the prospect. "When I grow up I want to be like Paul Pogba, because he is a strong player," he said.

The prize consists of transfers, accommodation, family activities and two tickets for a selected 2018 FIFA World Cup match.

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