Sweet child o' mine: Croatian kids help celebrate win with Luzhniki kickaround

The children of the Croatian team helped celebrate the team’s 2-1 World Cup semifinal win over England by entering the Luzhniki Stadium turf and even playing a game of football on the pitch after the final whistle. When the game was done and dusted and Croatia had booked their first ever World Cup final, a small […]

Russia v Spain: Raucous home support seek Euro 2008 semi-final revenge at Luzhniki

World Cup hosts Russia gear up to meet Spain in Moscow on Sunday with their raucous home support at the magnificent Luzhniki Stadium focused on revenge for defeat in the Euro 2008 semi-final. Spain defeated Russia 3-0 in that match, eventually going on to win the tournament in Switzerland, beginning one of the most famous […]

Record-breaker Ronaldo snatches World Cup win for Portugal on successful return to Luzhniki Stadium

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the highest scorer for a European international team as he scores the only goal of the game and hand Portugal a 1-0 win in their World Cup Group B game with Morocco in Moscow. Ronaldo opened the scoring after just four minutes – just as he did against Spain in Sochi – […]

Mexico 1-0 Germany: 'Chucky' goal topples reigning champions at raucous Luzhniki

A first-half goal from Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano was enough to give Mexico a shock win over reigning world champions Germany at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium and send perhaps the most conspicuous fans at Russia 2018 into raptures. Germany, World Cup winners four years ago in Brazil, were undone by a 35th-minute strike from the man they […]

Russia v Brazil: New-look Luzhniki set for latest World Cup test-run

Russia and Brazil meet in Moscow on Friday as the teams continue their preparations for the 2018 World Cup. It will also be another test-run for Luzhniki Stadium – the venue which will be at the heart of this summer’s tournament. Friday’s friendly international will be the second time Russia have played at the country’s […]

Late Aguero header sees Argentina roll over Russia at Luzhniki grand opening

A late Sergio Aguero header was enough to hand Argentina a 1-0 win in a friendly match at the grand opening of the newly-refurbished Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Saturday. The game fixed the eyes of the watching footballing world on Russia, not least because of the arrival of Lionel Messi. The six-time Ballon d’Or […]