Moscow, Feb 14 (IANS) Some 25,000 football fans from Mexico are expected to come to Russia this summer for matches of the FIFA World Cup, Mexican Ambassador to Russia Norma Bertha Pensado Moreno said on Wednesday.

"A number of people interested in football is on the rise in Mexico. At the same time we should mention that Russia gains popularity as the venue for Mexican tourists," the ambassador Tass news agency quoted the envoy as saying.

"Last year about 2,000 of my compatriots came here for the (2017 FIFA) Confederations Cup and it was definitely a positive experience for all of them," she said.

"Of course those, who already visited Russia, started promoting the idea of visiting this country, therefore, according to our estimations, about 25,000 Mexican football fans are expected to come for the World Cup," Moreno added.