Russia take on Croatia for a place in the semi-final at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on Saturday. One particular Russian fan has given added motivation for the host team to go all the way and win the tournament.The fan in question is 28-year-old Natalya Nemchinova, who has become an international sensation after Russia’s first match against Saudi Arabia.She can be spotted in Russia’s matches at the World Cup dressed a crop top and a traditional ‘kokoshnik’, with the the host nation’s colours painted on her arms and face.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEDubbed as Russia’s “hottest fan”, there was plenty of frenzy on social media initially when she was identified as a former porn star – going by the aliases as Natali Nemtchinova, Natalia Andreeva, Delilah G, Danica, Amanda, Asya and Annabell – something the Russian denied in an interview. Also in the interview she has caused considerable stir as she promised to strip naked.When she was asked by blogger Fyodor Maslov what she could do to help the Russian team ahead of their quarter-final clash with Croatia, the model promised a “beautiful, crazy, sexy” photoshoot with the entire squad if they win the World Cup.READ: Russia aim to cause another upset as they face Croatia SEE MORE PHOTOSArgentina legend Diego Maradona back in 2010 had promised to run naked through the centre of Buenos Aires if Argentina won the World Cup.”If we win the World Cup, I will run naked around the EL Obelisco in the centre of Buenos Aires,” Diego Maradona had told live on TV.advertisementREAD: Russia to mint half-rouble coin if hosts reach semi-finalsCoached by the legend himself, Argentina failed to win the World Cup, crashing out in the quarter-finals.Closer home model Poonam Pandey had promised to strip in the men’s dressing room if India won the 2011 World Cup. India went on to win the lift the trophy after beating Sri Lanka in the final but the then 19-year-old did not go through with her promise.
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