/Brazilian super-volunteer is back _ at her 2nd Confed Cup

Brazilian super-volunteer is back _ at her 2nd Confed Cup


10:28 a.m. ET June 25, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — She has worked at the World Cup, European Championship, Olympic Games and the Confederations Cup. A high-ranking sports official?

More like a super-volunteer.

Mathilde Molla, a 54-year old Brazilian photography professor, developed a passion for volunteering at international tournaments after her first event in the 2013 Confederations Cup in her native country. She was back at it a year later at the World Cup in Brazil, volunteered at the 2014 South American Games in Santiago, Chile, the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, the 2016 Euros in France and is now in Russia for her second Confederations Cup.

“First, I love football. I love it,” said Molla, who teaches at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. “Volunteering is also an opportunity to get to know other cultures, other people, and it’s amazing to be able to share with people from all over the world.”

Molla said she met two Russian volunteers at the Euros in Paris and fell in love with their culture. She is now rooming with one of them at the lodging provided for the volunteers by the local organizing committee.

“I came here first and foremost…

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