David Lee in Russia: Muscovites party the night away as their team knock mighty Spain out on penalties

A fan on a train about to exchange a friendly headbutt with another Russian who had appeared from nowhere in ice hockey gear, much to the amusement of other mobile-phone wielding passengers.
A fan on a train about to exchange a friendly headbutt with another Russian who had appeared from nowhere in ice hockey gear, much to the amusement of other mobile-phone wielding passengers.ST PHOTO: DAVID LEE
Russian fans in good cheer after the host nation reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup despite being the lowest-ranked team in the Fifa standings.
Russian fans in good cheer after the host nation reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup despite being the lowest-ranked team in the Fifa standings.ST PHOTO: DAVID LEE
Russia players react after winning the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 soccer match between Spain and Russia in Moscow on July 1, 2018.
Russia players react after winning the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 soccer match between Spain and Russia in Moscow on July 1, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

MOSCOW - Beads of sweat trickled down their faces, as they sang and shouted until they were hoarse. But still they persisted, banging their fists against the train walls, jumping up and down until the entire carriage shook.

One of them then began exchanging friendly headbutts with another Russian who had appeared from nowhere in ice hockey gear, much to the amusement of other mobile-phone wielding passengers.

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