Pulse.com.gh logo
Go


Football World Cup trophy displayed at Moscow's Luzhniki as ceremony begins

The World Cup trophy was displayed at Moscow's 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday ahead of the tournament's opening match between host nation Russia and Saudi Arabia.

  • Published:
Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas (L) and Russian model Natalia Vodianova stand next to the World Cup trophy during the opening ceremony at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14, 2018 play

Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas (L) and Russian model Natalia Vodianova stand next to the World Cup trophy during the opening ceremony at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14, 2018

(AFP)

The World Cup trophy was displayed at Moscow's 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday ahead of the tournament's opening match between host nation Russia and Saudi Arabia.

To deafening loud cheers at the crucible of Russian and Soviet sports, former Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas held up the golden trophy for fans to photograph.

Outside the refurbished stadium, colourful crowds of fans danced and chanted, with a heavy police presence keeping order.

The mood was festive and peaceful, with Russian fans cheering a group of Saudi fans in green who were congregating outside one of the entrances.

The opening ceremony included a mini-concert by British pop star Robbie Williams, who performed "Let Me Entertain You".

Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA boss Gianni Infantino officially open the tournament minutes before the 1500 GMT kickoff.

A bellowing chant of "Russia!" echoed through the packed stadium as the opening ceremony got under way to music from Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Messi Barcelona forward surpasses Ronaldo to set new Champions League recordbullet
2 The GOAT Ronaldo becomes the 5th player to score 400 league goals in...bullet
3 Teary Cristiano Ronaldo sees red on Juventus Champions League debutbullet
4 Football Super sub Firmino hands Liverpool flying Champions League...bullet
5 Good Start Lionel Messi bags hat-trick on Champions League...bullet
6 EA Sports Here are the top 10 dribblers in FIFA 19bullet
7 UEFA Champions League Kwadwo Asamoah provides assist in...bullet
8 Profile Lucy Quist: the most powerful woman in Ghanaian...bullet
9 Football Tearful Ronaldo sent off on Champions League...bullet
10 UEFA Champions League Results and goals on first day...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Lionel Messi bags hat-trick on Champions League opening daybullet
2 EA Sports FIFA 19 introduces 'No-Rule Mode' for more funbullet
3 Video Ronaldo’s stunner against Juventus wins UEFA Goal of the Seasonbullet
4 Watch Kwadwo Asamoah's wonderful assist as Inter pip Atleticobullet
5 Video Shatta Wale displays great football skills that would...bullet
6 Seedorf and Kluivert unveiled as the new Cameroon coachesbullet
7 UEFA Nations League Watch how Spain destroyed Croatia 6-0bullet
8 Video Andre Ayew jams to Kwami Eugene’s hit songbullet
9 Video Watch the goal that secure victory for Kenya over...bullet
10 Video Kwadwo Asamoah speaks on injury worry ahead of...bullet

Football

X
Advertisement