Vladimir Putin (right) shakes hands with Brazilian soccer legend Pele before the Confederations Cup match between Russia and New Zealand at the Saint Petersburg stadium. Photo: EPA

Putin meets Pele and launches Confederations Cup with grand speech as Russia deliver win

Russian president arrives by helicopter to speak at Krestovsky Stadium in St. Petersburg

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Vladimir Putin (right) shakes hands with Brazilian soccer legend Pele before the Confederations Cup match between Russia and New Zealand at the Saint Petersburg stadium. Photo: EPA
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