This Rainbow From Russia’s Marina Fedorova Will Blow Your Mind

Marina Fedorova successfully pulled off an incredible rainbow during an Algarve Cup match against Sweden.

Russia concluded group play in the 2018 Algarve Cup without a point, losing all three matches while being outscored 7-1. A 3-0 loss to Sweden on Monday ensured the Russians finished among the bottom two of 12 national teams. But there was one positive: an exquisite rainbow by forward Marina Fedorova.

At 20 years of age, Fedorova is one of the youngest players on Russia’s roster. With youth comes a fearless willingness to try out new moves. In the opening six minutes against Sweden on Monday, with the match still 0-0, this perfectly executed rainbow was a textbook reminder of what youth brings to a side.

The Marina Fedorova rainbow resulted in an early shot (though it was blocked before reaching goal) and a rare positive moment for the Russians at the Algarve Cup. In group play, Russia lost to South Korea 3-1, Canada 1-0 and Sweden 3-0, picking up more red cards (two) than goals.

Russia will play China in the 11th-place match on Wednesday to avoid finishing dead last out of the 12 teams. Though the match pits the only two teams who have failed to register a single point in the Algarve Cup, it may be worth watching just to see what Marina Fedorova does next. 

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