Football: World Cup fever sweeps Moscow as Russia welcomes the world

Colombian football fans cheer with a replica World Cup trophy at the State Historical Museum near Red Square, Moscow, on June 12, 2018.
Colombian football fans cheer with a replica World Cup trophy at the State Historical Museum near Red Square, Moscow, on June 12, 2018.PHOTO: EPA=EFE
Yes Czar, the Pharoahs have arrived. An Egyptian fan in appropriately fitting national garb gets in on the festivities in Moscow.
Yes Czar, the Pharoahs have arrived. An Egyptian fan in appropriately fitting national garb gets in on the festivities in Moscow.ST PHOTO: DAVID LEE
From top: A smattering of rain is no dampener on the buoyant mood of this group of Brazilian fans who continue to play and sing, much to the amusement of other fans in Moscow. An estimated one million fans are expected to descend in Russia throughout
A Germany fan holding up a welcome message for Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus as the German team arrive at the Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow.PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW - Dobro pozhalovat!

As Russia welcomes the world, not even afternoon showers could cool the World Cup fever raging in the heart of Moscow on Tuesday (June 12).

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