FIFA World Cup’s Opening in Photos


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A Robbie Williams partied on stage —perhaps even like a Russian. (Photo: Andrei Nikerichev / Moskva News Agency).

The World Cup has officially begun in Russia, with an opening concert by British pop star Robbie Williams, and an exciting win by the Russian team against Saudi Arabia with a score of 5-0

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The World Cup trophy is revealed to the crowd on the opening day of the tournament.
(Photo: Reuters).
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Russia and Saudi Arabia played the first match of the World Cup, ending in a resounding Russian win. (Photo: Reuters).
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Expectations for Russia vs Saudi Arabia game were low, but wildly surpassed in the end. (Photo: Igor Ivanko / Moskva News Agency).
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The crowd went wild at the first game of the 2018 World Cup. (Photo: Igor Ivanko / Moskva News Agency).
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Members of the Russian team celebrate their historic win against Saudi Arabia. (Photo: Andrei Nikerichev / Moskva News Agency).
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Russians celebrated their team’s victory both in and outside the stadium. (Photo: Reuters).
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Fans of the Russian team expressed their joy at their national team’s victory. (Photo: Reuters).

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