Flag-waving fans party as World Cup kicks off in Moscow

The mood was buoyant and politics was left on the touchline as thousands of Russian and foreign fans turned out to watch Thursday's World Cup opener between Russia and Saudi Arabia in a Moscow fan zone.Flag-waving supporters from all over the world let out huge cheers and chanted "Russia!" as the host team scored twice in the first half in the city's Luzhniki stadium.A crowd of some 10,000 people, including many families with young children, were crammed into a fanzone on a hill above the stadium with giant screens set...

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By: France 24 - 4 days ago

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