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    "Emoji" football fans, cruising Moscow subway, during 2018 FIFA World Cup.

    Fans from all over the world have brought a proper carnival vibe to Russia, which is hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup from June 14 till July 15. While the world's best footballers compete on the pitch, their creative fans try to trump each other in the stadiums and streets of 11 cities. Sputnik has picked the most exotic outfits.

    Football fan madness has embraced 11 Russian cities after the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 in Moscow with an opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia. The top tournament has brought to Russia not only major football stars, but also thousands of creative fans. The football tournament, which will continue until July 15, has introduced some of the most unexpected heroes to the world, including Spanish-made superheroes, Argentinian dandies in top hats, football beauties and all sorts of inflatable animals. You can check them out in Sputnik's gallery.

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