World Cup to kick off with hosts Russia facing Saudi Arabia
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World Cup to kick off with hosts Russia facing Saudi Arabia

15:21 GMT - France 24

Russia will get the ball rolling against the Saudis at the completely refurbished 80,000-capacity Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow after an opening ceremony attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin. There was drama in the prelude to kick-off as Russia's behaviour – from charges of racism and hooliganism to a foreign policy sharply at odds with the West – were exposed and …



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