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UN Security Council members celebrate opening of 2018 World Cup

15 June 2018

The United Nations turned into a football fan zone yesterday. Members of the Security Council, together with the secretary-general, changed into football jerseys to welcome and celebrate the opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Ambassadors to the United Nations from Russia and other countries participating in the World Cup donned jerseys of their national teams and gathered in a hall at the UN headquarters. They posed for group photos and watched the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia together. Russia organized the event to promote the flagship football tournament which opened on Thursday in Moscow, Russia.