A projector in a football fan tent in Riyadh shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud gesturing to Fifa president Gianni Infantino and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the World Cup opener in Moscow. Photo: AFP
Nick Atkin
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Nick Atkin

Fifa World Cup 2018 opening ceremony: Vladimir Putin puts on a shameful party for himself in Russia

Tournament in Russia is normalising the behaviour of an autocrat while the world watches on and cheers

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A projector in a football fan tent in Riyadh shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud gesturing to Fifa president Gianni Infantino and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the World Cup opener in Moscow. Photo: AFP
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