FEMALE Russia fans flaunt their beauty in the World Cup opener – whereas Saudi Arabia supporters wear veils in the stands.
The seems of the 2 units of ladies cheering on their sides couldn’t be extra totally different as they shared the stands in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium yesterday.
Hosts Russia romped to a 5-0 win over the second lowest-ranked team in the competition as Vladimir Putin seemed on approvingly.
And the beaming house supporters obtained in full occasion mode by carrying tiny crop tops and blowing kisses to the cameras.
That contrasted sharply with the look of ladies Saudi fans, who wore headscarves and face coverings which revealed solely their eyes – in conserving with Islam’s strict modesty code.
It is trigger for celebration that the away fans had been may go to the sport in the primary place, although.
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It was solely in January that Saudi ladies had been allowed to look at a match in a stadium.
That change got here as a part of various reforms spearheaded by the dominion’s crown prince.
In Saudi Arabia, feminine fans nonetheless should enter grounds by means of designated turnstiles and they are going to quickly have separate cafes and prayer rooms.
Hopefully the enjoyment of being there assuaged the humiliation of the 5-Zero drubbing by a aspect choosing up simply their sixth win in their previous 19 video games.
Meanwhile, Robbie Williams induced controversy by sticking up his middle finger throughout the opening ceremony.
The former Take That singer, 44, made the obscene gesture to the billions of individuals all over the world watching whereas performing hit music Rock DJ.