Soccer fans watch the match between Russia vs Saudi Arabia at the opening of the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia at the AIO SPACE in Beijing on Thursday evening Jun. 14, 2018. 14JUN18 SCMP/Simon SongSoccer fans watch the match between Russia vs Saudi Arabia at the opening of the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia at the AIO SPACE in Beijing on Thursday evening Jun. 14, 2018. 14JUN18 SCMP/Simon Song
Soccer fans watch the match between Russia vs Saudi Arabia at the opening of the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia at the AIO SPACE in Beijing on Thursday evening Jun. 14, 2018. 14JUN18 SCMP/Simon Song

Beer deliveries surge on World Cup opening day as Chinese football fans cheer on other teams

Chinese fans have lots of teams to choose from to support after the national team failed to qualify for the tournament

Topic |   Fifa World Cup 2018
Soccer fans watch the match between Russia vs Saudi Arabia at the opening of the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia at the AIO SPACE in Beijing on Thursday evening Jun. 14, 2018. 14JUN18 SCMP/Simon SongSoccer fans watch the match between Russia vs Saudi Arabia at the opening of the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia at the AIO SPACE in Beijing on Thursday evening Jun. 14, 2018. 14JUN18 SCMP/Simon Song
Soccer fans watch the match between Russia vs Saudi Arabia at the opening of the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia at the AIO SPACE in Beijing on Thursday evening Jun. 14, 2018. 14JUN18 SCMP/Simon Song
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