05.10.2022

The World Cup’s Grand Opening, in Photos

Robbie Williams partied on stage – perhaps even like a Russian.

Andrei Nikerichev / Moskva News Agency

The World Cup trophy is revealed to the crowd on the opening day of the tournament.

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Russia and Saudi Arabia played the first match of the World Cup, ending in a resounding Russian win.

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The expectations for Russia in its game against Saudi Arabia were low, but it managed to surpass them wildly.

Igor Ivanko / Moskva News Agency

The crowd went wild at the first game of the 2018 World Cup.

Igor Ivanko / Moskva News Agency

Members of the Russian team celebrate their historic win against Saudi Arabia.

Andrei Nikerichev / Moskva News Agency

Russians celebrated their team’s victory both in and outside the stadium.

Reuters

Fans of the Russian team expressed their joy at their national team’s victory.

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