World Pussy Riot, an all-female Russian punk band and protest group, claimed it was responsible for four people who during the World Cup final Sunday rushed onto the field, disrupting the game. The four people, dressed in old-fashioned-looking police uniforms, ran onto the field in the 52nd minute, according to The Associated Press. A female protester got to center field and gave a double high-five to France forward Kylian Mbappe shortly after he had a shot saved. Meanwhile, Croatia defender Dejan Lovren was able to push down a male protester, allowing a steward to catch him. All four people were detained by stewards. "Hello everyone from the Luzhniki field, it's great here," Pussy Riot tweeted in Russian. The group, which is known for wearing colorful balaclavas and protest lyrics, also released a statement on Facebook explaining the reason for the demonstration, which they called, “Policeman enters the Game.” Recommended Slideshows 76 In Pictures: The 75 Most … [Read more...] about Pussy Riot Responsible for World Cup Final Protest That Disrupted Game
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THE World Cup final between France and Croatia was suspended after protesters stormed on to the pitch. Pussy Riot claimed responsibility for the World Cup invasion, but who are they and what were they protesting about? Here's the lowdown. Who are Pussy Riot? Pussy Riot is a Russian political punk group who has a rotating cast of musicians and artists. Staunch activists, members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, served 21-month jail terms following an anti-Putin performance at the altar of Moscow's largest cathedral in 2012. Alyokhina was also detained in August 2017 in the Siberian city of Yakutsk after protesting with another Pussy Riot member against the imprisonment of Ukranian film-maker Oleg Sentsov. The band staged another demonstration against Sentsov’s imprisonment by storming Trump Tower in New York in October 2018. They have also slammed the US president in their songs Make America Great Again and Police State. The family of Pussy Riot member Pyotr … [Read more...] about Who are Pussy Riot, were they responsible for the World Cup final 2018 pitch invasion and what were they protesting?
World 2018 World Cup France Eiffel Tower Soccer Croatia Paris The most famous landmark in Paris, the Eiffel Tower, will close for the World Cup final. Four giant screens will be showing the match, with as many as 90,000 fans gathering in the city center to watch it. The French national team will play Croatia in the final, vying for the privilege of lifting the world’s most prestigious international soccer trophy for only the second time in its history. Paris authorities are going all out for the big match, which could end up as one of the city’s biggest street parties. “The Eiffel Tower will be closed on Sunday 15 July for safety reasons, due to the installation of a fan zone for the World Cup Final in the Champs-de-Mars,” a statement posted on the official Eiffel Tower Twitter account announced Thursday. “Our customers who already purchased tickets will be fully refunded onto their credit card within 2 months.” The Champs-de-Mars park that … [Read more...] about Eiffel Tower Will Shut Down for France’s World Cup Final Game
A PUSSY Riot activist who invaded the World Cup final has been rushed to hospital after "losing his sight and ability to move" - amid fears he was poisoned. Pyotr Verzilov was taken to Bakhrushin City Clinical Hospital in Moscow on Tuesday, according to a report on Russian news website Meduza. His family told the newspaper doctors turned away his mother and refused to say what condition he was in. Veronika Nikulshina, who was part of the punk collective which stormed the football match in July, said Peter woke up on Tuesday evening "unable to see". She said: "From eight to ten it became worse... first sight, then the ability to talk, then the ability to walk right. "When the ambulance arrived, he answered all the questions saying 'no, I did not eat anything, did not take any substance.' "He became worse all the time faster, convulsions began. He fell into such a half-sleepy, half-forgotten state, stopped reacting to me, recognising me..." She claims Peter was taken to the … [Read more...] about Fears Pussy Riot activist who invaded World Cup final POISONED as he’s taken to hospital ‘going blind and paralysed’
The UEFA Super Cup final match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC went in favour of the Reds. Liverpool's Adrian stopped Chelsea's Tammy Abraham from scoring during the penalty shootout, ensuring a 5-4 victory for his team. The match went into extra-time and then a penalty shootout after the score was tied at 2-2.UEFA Champions League winners Liverpool squared off against Europa League champions Chelsea. After over a decade of Spanish domination, the Super Cup final saw two Premier League clubs battling for the trophy. The last Premier League club to have lifted the Super Cup trophy was Liverpool back in 2005, with Chelsea coming close to defeating Bayern Munich in 2013.Chelsea scored the first goal of the match as Olivier Giroud beat Adrian 36 minutes into the match. Chelsea almost took a major lead when Christian Pulisic managed to hit the back of the Liverpool net. However, after a VAR check, referee Stephanie Frappart dismissed the goal as Pulisic was off-side.The teams hit the … [Read more...] about UEFA Super Cup 2019: Liverpool crushes Chelsea on penalties