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Russian President Vladimir Putin (C), FIFA President Gianni Infantino (L) and Moscow's Mayor Sergei Sobyanin visit the opening of the trophy tour ceremony at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on September 9, 2017. / AFP / Sputnik / Alexei Druzhinin
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino (L) attend the ceremony for the opening of the FIFA World Cup Trophy tour at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on September 9, 2017. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino (C) and the former footbal players and legends Brazilian Bebeto (L) and French David Trezeguet pose with the FIFA World Cup Trophy during the trophy tour opening ceremony at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on September 9, 2017. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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School children wave to the TV cameras while Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and FIFA President Gianni Infantino (L) attend the ceremony for the opening of the FIFA World Cup Trophy tour at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on September 9, 2017. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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School children wave to the TV cameras while Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino (L) attend the ceremony for the opening of the FIFA World Cup Trophy tour at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on September 9, 2017. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino looks at the FIFA World Cup Trophy during the trophy tour opening ceremony at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on September 9, 2017. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and FIFA President Gianni Infantino (L) attend the ceremony for the opening of the FIFA World Cup Trophy tour at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on September 9, 2017. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) holds the FIFA World Cup Trophy flanked by FIFA President Gianni Infantino (L) during the opening of the trophy tour ceremony at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on September 9, 2017. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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School children play while Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and FIFA President Gianni Infantino (L) attend the ceremony for the opening of the FIFA World Cup Trophy tour at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on September 9, 2017. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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School children wave to the TV cameras while Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and FIFA President Gianni Infantino (L) attend the ceremony for the opening of the FIFA World Cup Trophy tour at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on September 9, 2017. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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School children wave to the TV cameras while Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and FIFA President Gianni Infantino (L) attend the ceremony for the opening of the FIFA World Cup Trophy tour at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on September 9, 2017. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) gestures next to the FIFA World Cup Trophy flanked by FIFA President Gianni Infantino (L) during the opening of the trophy tour ceremony at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on September 9, 2017. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino gestures behind the FIFA World Cup Trophy during the trophy tour opening ceremony at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on September 9, 2017. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Former football players and legends Brazilian Bebeto (R) and French David Trezeguet pose with the FIFA World Cup Trophy during the trophy tour opening ceremony at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on September 9, 2017. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Russian President Vladimir Putin holds the FIFA World Cup Trophy flanked by FIFA President Gianni Infantino (L) during the opening of the trophy tour ceremony at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on September 9, 2017. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Russian President Vladimir Putin greets children as former French National football player David Trezeguet (R) stands behind during the ceremony for the opening of the FIFA World Cup Trophy tour at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on September 9, 2017. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
Updated 09 September 2017

World Cup trophy starts tour in Moscow

The World Cup trophy tour began a worldwide tour in Moscow on Saturday at a ceremony attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA chief Gianni Infantino.
Ten months before the 2018 World Cup kicks off there, the ceremony took place at Luzhniki stadium, which has been fully renovated and will also host the final and five other matches.(AFP)