A one-month-old baby girl was the youngest "football fan" to get a Fan ID, which was obligatory for all ticket holders at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, while the oldest fan to attend this summer's tournament was born in 1920, the Russian Communications Ministry said on Wednesday.
“The youngest World Cup visitor was born in Russia in June 2018. The oldest fan is a Russian citizen born in 1920,” the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry also said that a total of 1.83 million Fan IDs were issued for the FIFA World Cup in Russia, with more than half of those obtained by Russians, who were followed by Chinese and US nationals. Football fans from Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, as well as from the United Kingdom, Colombia and Germany also turned out in large numbers for the tournament.
The majority of the ID holders were aged between 25 and 34, while only 9 percent of all the fans were under 17. Women made up about a quarter of those who attended the World Cup.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and came to a close on Sunday, with France beating Croatia 4-2 in the final. The matches were played in 11 cities across Russia.