Fan Fest, Volgograd

Guy in the middle was a bit of a header.

Volgograd’s fan fest is on the historic slopes of the River Volga.

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Iceland run out of puffin: Nigeria 2 Iceland 0

Half-time in Volgograd, after possibly the dullest first 45 minutes of the tournament so far, was a low point.

“Forty-five minutes more of this and then the turkey ticket of Saudi v Arabia on Monday, no chance of selling that, and that could be my World Cup over,” I thought.

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Gherkins and the Golden Boot – Ukraine 1 Wales 0

She nailed it. My pal Anya, 33, from Kyiv, first game ever, said after 85 minutes: “You guys need to practise scoring.”

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