A women’s football team in Russia will play their next match in bikinis in an attempt to draw more fans.
WFC Rossiyanka, based in Krasnoarmeysk near Moscow, has struggled with deteriorating ticket sales despite club success. Its members now hope that competing half-naked will resolve the crisis, The Sun reports.
The club has won the Russian women’s top-tier football league three times in 2005, 2006 and 2010 and played in the women’s UEFA Champions League in the past two seasons.
Team coach Tatyana Egorova explained: “We are the best woman’s team in Russia and have won many championships, even representing our country in the UEFA Champions League.
“But few people have ever heard of us, and we don’t get many people coming to games. So we’ve decided to give our profile a boost by appearing in bikinis.”
The players have already posed in bikinis in a photoshoot ahead of the upcoming game and Egorova said that she is optimistic about the publicity stunt.
“We hope it will also improve the numbers of tickets we sell,” she continued. “We think it’s a good idea – our players are beautiful, great athletes and determined to win.”
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