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Lucas Moura picks up skates

Lucas Moura picks up skates

Parisian football star is 2017 Worlds ambassador

Published 25.04.2017 15:10 GMT+2 | Author Aurelien Maubert
Lucas Moura picks up skates
Lucas Moura, centre, was presented with a French national team jersey by the Treille brothers Yorick and Sacha. Photo: Xavier Laine / FFHG
Lucas Moura, Brazilian football player of the Paris Saint-Germain, has been named official ambassador of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

The announcement was made on Monday, 30 January at the Eiffel Tower, where a rink is installed until February the 19th.

Presented by Jonathan Zwikel, Marketing and Sales Director of Paris’ Organizing Committee, Lucas received the jersey of the French National Ice Hockey Team by two of its players, the brothers Sacha and Yorick Treille.

The sportsmen exchanged a few passes on the ice rink, located within of the French capital’s most symbolic monument and features a gorgeous view over the Parisian skyline.

Moura, currently one of PSG’s top football players, had this to say about his new status as ambassador of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship:

“I'm very happy to embrace with everything Paris has to offer, and now it's time for another big sport to shine. Being the ambassador for the Ice Hockey World Championship hosted in Paris is also a positive way to appreciate how this city and country have always welcomed me."

Jonathan Zwikel’s reaction, Marketing and sales Director of Paris’ 2017 Organizing Committee:

"Lucas represents a strong figure installed in a famous and emblematic club of Paris. Paris clearly is our common point, but Lucas also is a Brazilian athlete, sensitive to ice hockey, which shows ice hockey can be enjoyed by everyone, and it is this open minding and accessibility we appreciated."

Lucas Moura personal data:

• Born on August 13, 1992 in São Paulo
• 1m72 / 72kg
• Attacking midfielder
• Plays for PSG since the 1st of January 2013
• 34 appearances for Brazil national team
• 4 times French championship champion with the PSG
• Silver medaled at London Olympic Games
• 3,5 million fans on Facebook
• 2,6 million followers on Twitter



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