Vladmir Putin officially opens World Cup in Russia
4 months ago, 14 June 15:02
Russian President Vladimir Putin officially opened the World Cup on Thursday at a ceremony in Moscow's 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium.
Minutes before host nation Russia kicked off against Saudi Arabia in the first match of the tournament, Putin said: "I congratulate all of you at the start of the most important championship in the world."
Starting line-ups for the opening match of the 2018 World Cup.
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