11:16 GMT15 June 2021
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    Germany's national football team not only managed to win this month's Confederations Cup in Russia, but they made a dream come true for one young woman from St. Petersburg.

    After a victorious Confederations Cup, the German association football team also took the time to give some encouragement to a young woman from St. Petersburg, who was a victim of the terrorist attack last April.

    Evalina, 24, was injured in the bomb blast which ripped through a subway train carriage in the St. Petersburg subway on April 3. After spending several months in hospital, she was eventually discharged July 5 and is still recovering at home.

    Evalina is also an avid association football fan, and supports the German national team and Bayern Munich. Her favorite player is legendary former goalkeeper Oliver Kahn.

    When the German association football team heard that Evalina is a big fan of theirs, they decided to give her a present. Evalina was overjoyed to receive a German football shirt, signed by the players and their manager, Joachim Loew.

    'The German national team gave a gift to the victim of the subway attack,' the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper reported.

    ​"All the best, Evalina," Loew wrote on the shirt. 

    Evalina also received a signed photograph from the players of Bayern Munich. She is delighted with her presents, which have given her a great lift in her fight to get back to health.

    "That gave me a lot of strength. Now I want to get well soon, and then perhaps I can go and watch a German national game in real life," she said excitedly.


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