A fan from Finland has seen his dream come true!

Anton Gil, a fan of the Russian national team in Finland, has seen his dream turned into a reality by the Russian Ice Hockey Federation (RIHF).

The 24-year-old, who has lived in Finland since his childhood, always attends Russia's matches when the national team is competing on Finnish territory.

"If I remember rightly, I started watching ice hockey when I was eight years of age," noted Anton. "In 2014, when Russia defeated the Finns to win the World Championship, I was so happy! Some of my Finnish friends were really angry with me. Over the past seven years, I have been at the stadium every time when the national team compete in Finland. In truth, I didn't think that I would get a reply when I sent a message to the RIHF concerning the dreams project, so I was really pleased when they answered! My dream of receiving the national team jersey and cheering for the national team among lots of Finnish fans has turned into a reality."

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