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Historic Luzhniki Stadium re-opened in style

  • The showpiece arena of the 2018 World Cup opened its doors for the first time after reconstruction
  • Sergio Aguero scored as Argentina beat Russia 1-0
  • Telstar 18, the official Russia 2018 match ball, was used for the first time

Facts about the Luzhniki’s reconstruction

  • The last fixture held at the stadium was on 10 May 2013
  • The stands now have a steeper incline and are much closer to the pitch
  • Full capacity was increased from 78,000 to 81,000
  • The roof has been replaced with a huge media screen
  • Seven matches at the World Cup are taking place at the Luzhniki, including the Opening Match and Final


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