Moscow has become a ocean of color overnight ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
In preparation for tonight's opener of Russia vs Saudi Arabia (kick-off: 18:00 MSK/15:00 GMT), supporters have been flooding into the Russian capital and creating an electric atmosphere.
These Denmark fans are checking out Moscow before heading off to Saransk, where their team will face Peru in two days’ time. The Danes will be relying on the talents of Tottenham midfield ace Christian Eriksen to carry them through to the next round.Moskva Agency
These South Korea fans ready themselves for kick-off in high spirits beside Red Square. Their team faces a tough group, coming up against Germany, Mexico, and Sweden.Moskva Agency
Brazil fans have arrived in Moscow en masse, bringing the carnival atmosphere with them. They have reason to be optimistic: With Neymar Jr.’s firepower up front, the Seleção arrive in Russia as hot favorites to lift the trophy on July 15.Moskva Agency
Brazil fans give a leg up to a Swiss supporter dressed as an insect – because why not!Moskva Agency
Uruguayans have been among the loudest supporters in Moscow so far. Their side is looking to break Russian hearts with the terrifying front pairing of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.Moskva Agency
The South American street party also includes the Argentines, who’ll pin their hopes on Lionel Messi to go one better than 2014’s second place finish. Not a bad player to turn to, in fairness…Moskva Agency
The Peruvians are in fine voice ahead of their first World Cup Finals since 1982. They’ll be looking to shrug off the threat of France, Denmark, and Australia.Moskva Agency
And the winner of the best headgear award goes to…Rodolfo Buhrer/Global Look Press
Is someone gonna tell this guy that ushankas are winter hats? Nah, best leave him…Tom Grimbert
This Russia fan is partying with a Saudi Arabia supporter ahead of the much-anticipated opener on Thursday. Let's see if they're still as friendly towards each other after the match.Tom Grimbert
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