FIFA World Cup First Impressions: Of Russian Pals, Ronaldo and Missing Hooligans
The 2018 FIFA World Cup has gotten off to a rousing start in Russia -- the opening ceremony and the big victory for Russia on Day 1 of the global football festival setting the tempo for the hosts. Newsclick's Siddhanth Aney gives his first impressions from the most happening party in the world -- from what the tournament means to the ordinary Russian, to the two first-round matches that continue to add fuel to the Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi debate, Saudi Arabia’s horror show, and, last but not the least, England’s unfounded fear of hooliganism.
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