World Cup kicks off in Russia
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World Cup kicks off in Russia

15:04 GMT - Mail & Guardian

The World Cup kicks off in Russia Thursday as the host nation take on Saudi Arabia in front of 80 000 people in Moscow. Russia is spending more than $13 billion (11 billion euros) on hosting football’s showpiece, the most important event in the country since the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics. The buildup has been dogged by controversy and diplomatic scandals and has shone a light on …



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