“Fate is so strange. I don’t really want to go back to Mexico. I want to stay here.”
-- Juan Manuel,
one of five Mexican fans who came to Yekaterinburg, nestled
beneath the Ural mountains on the edge of Siberia, for the Mexico-Sweden game at the 2018 World Cup but stayed to help launch Viva Mexico, a Mexican-themed bar that opened at the end of November.
World Cup ticket holders were granted visa-free travel in Russia for the duration of the tournament and then had their visa waivers extended until the end of the year. Viva Mexico's owners are now
seeking business visas. (Reuters