FIFA World Cup 2018: Hours before kick-off, fans cheer, chant celebrate in Russian streets

Published: 14th June 2018 02:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2018 03:33 PM  

Passionate fans are an inevitable component in making FIFA Wolrd Cups carnivals of colour and delight. Here are some exuberant scenes from Russia as we are only hours away from kick-off. (Photo | AP)
A Peru fan wears an elaborate costume featuring flags from participating countries, as football fans from around the world gathered to celebrate and cheer on their teams on the eve of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, on Nikolskaya Street in Moscow. (Photo | AP)
South Korean women hold signs as they wait for South Korea's national team's arrival at the team hotel for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Photo | AP)
South Korean fans hold soccer ball-shaped balloons to welcome their team on arrival. (Photo | AP)
A Colombian fan wearing a helmet in national colors pose on the eve of the World Cup in downtown Moscow. (Photo | AP)
A Mexico fan wearing a tradition Mexican hat, cheers as his team as the national team boards a bus after training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow. (Photo | AP)
Brazilian fans hold a copy of the World Cup soccer tournament trophy near the Kremlin in Moscow. (Photo | AP)
Fans of Peru stand to pose for pictures with passing fans from other countries on Nikolskaya Street in Moscow, Russia. (Photo | AP)
An Egypt fan wears a pharaoh headdress during a fan-event in Moscow. (Photo | AP)
An Iranian fan dances in font of the Saviour of Spilled Blood Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Photo | AP)
A Mexico fan wearing a tradition Mexican hat, cheers as his team as the national team boards a bus after training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow. (Photo | AP)
Russian fans wave national flags in their national capital - Moscow. (Photo | AP)
Saudi Arabia fans chant as fans from participating countries gathered to celebrate and cheer on their teams in Moscow. (Photo | AP)
Uruguay fans pose for a photo with a young Russian girl at a fan zone in Russia's central Yekaterinburg. (Photo | AP)
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