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Luzhniki Stadium

The Grand Sports Arena of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex in Moscow, or briefly Luzhniki Stadium , is the biggest sports stadium in Russia.

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Almost 10 years ago. Metallica were back in Moscow after 15 years in a sold out Luzhniki stadium. What a show! We …
2018 World Cup Final in the Luzhniki Stadium. Brazil v France. Brazil avenge their defeat in 1998 by beating France 3-0. Mark this 🔮
"Creeping Death" track from "2007-07-18: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia" album by Metallica
Preparations ahead of the Confederations Cup go on well. A new natural pitch has been installed at the Luzhniki Sta…
Hi Ellie I look forward to when there will be a concert at the Luzhniki stadium.
ღི♥ྀღ September 15th,1993 - MJ plays in concert at the Luzhniki Olympic Stadium in Moscow during his Dangerous Tour. htt…
Luzhniki stadium almost ready for seats and a field.
1982 Luzhniki Stadium disaster only came to light in 1989 once Gorby was in power
Not long after midnight in Moscow, John Terry could be climbing the steps inside the Luzhniki Stadium to lift the European Cup
official website still claims that CSKA's home stadium is Luzhniki. This is what Luzhniki looks like atm:.
"The men from the Luzhniki Stadium"..ouch...and strictly speaking you haven't won 12 Premier League titles either...
Man Utd's official website appears to think they're playing CSKA in the Luzhniki stadium. If they turn up there they'll …
Putin says World Cup security won't be 'intrusive': Putin and Blatter visited the Luzhniki Stadium which is un...
The President visited the Stadium reconstruction site, the main host venue of the
Impressed with preparations, especially upgrades at Luzhniki Stadium, venue of opening & Final matches. http…
All set for splendiferous emblem launch. Work on Luzhniki Stadium for opener/final looks well underway.
Excuse my truly awful haircut, but here's a picture of me at the Luzhniki Stadium, best day of my life by far.
I just found out that the name of Russia's national stadium, "Luzhniki," essentially means "Meadowlands.". That is cool.
FIFA approves World Cup stadiums for Russia 2018 - Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow was approved for the opening match,...
8. 1 1 May 2008 dances in the rain at the Luzhniki Stadium i...
REIGNING WORLD AND OLYMPIC CHAMPION FRASER-PRYCE RETURNING TO DOHA TO HEADLINE IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE SERIES KICK OFF : Reigning World and Olympic 100metres champion Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce will kick off her 2014 IAAF Diamond League campaign at the Doha 2014 meeting on Friday 9 May. There’s not a bigger name in the world of women’s sprinting at the moment than the 27-year-old Jamaican who dashed to the World Indoor 60m title in Sopot, Poland one week ago, just seven months after winning global titles in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m Relay at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow. Her illustrious performance at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium, coupled with victories in 11 of her 14 finals over 100 and 200m led to her selection as the 2013 World Athlete of the Year. “I enjoy running in Doha,” said Fraser-Pryce, whose long list of accolades includes back-to-back Olympic 100m titles from 2008 and 2012. “The stadium is close and intimate which makes you feel connected with the fans.” Her appearance in the op ...
here is an exciting and varied range of events that take place in Russia each year. Russia is home to many of the world’s finest ballet companies who perform at the legendary Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and the acclaimed Mariinsky Theatre in St Petes. Winning the bid to host the 2018 Fifa Football World Cup, has placed Russia centre stage on the world’s sporting calendar. Whilst the World Cup is still a long way off, there is plenty to keep sport fans entertained over the coming year; see Moscow’s great city football rivals Spartak and CSKA come head to head in the 80,000 capacity Luzhniki Stadium or in St Petersburg watch the SKA hockey team play their high octane games in the 13,000 capacity Ice Palace, the season runs from September to February. For tennis enthusiasts October is the month to visit Russia, when the world’s top seeded players meet on the courts for the exciting St Petersburg Open and the Kremlin Cup! Russians are well known for enjoying a tipple and there are plenty of entertaining ...
Moscow: Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt lifted track and field out of the doping doldrums as he reclaimed his world 100m title in emphatic style on Sunday. Bolt clocked a season's best 9.77 seconds in heavy rain at the Luzhniki Stadium, with American Justin Gatlin claiming silver in 9.85sec and Nesta Carter, also of Jamaica, taking bronze in 9.95sec.
it's over a fortnight now and the Luzhniki stadium has been closed for fumigation due to rancid lingering odour..
Ovations on Luzhniki Stadium for our man Yura Movsisyan,who completed a hat-trick on his debuting match!
Luzhniki Stadium,Moscow,Soviet Union 1989. Scorpions headline the show in front of 200,000 fans.
you have a little mistake: cska will play home games not at Luzhniki stadium, but at Arena Khimki, it's near Moscow.
played at the Luzhniki stadium last season I recall
From Russia with love.CSKA Moscow - to be played at the 78,360 capacity Luzhniki Stadium? Visited there with England if so
I am at Luzhniki Stadium touring the stadium and greeting fans
what happened inside the Luzhniki Stadium? Was it not a CFC goalie?
In talks with the IAAF President Lamine Diack when he attended the 5000m finals at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin overlooks the commercial tents outside the Luzhniki Stadium ahead of the athletic Worlds -
NZ SWEEP RUGBY SEVENS FOR MEN AND WOMEN Monday, 1 July 2013: New Zealand swept the men and women's titles at the Rugby World Cup Sevens on Sunday, mixing superior tactical nous with hard-nosed defence and fleet-footed attack. Gordon Tietjens' All Blacks team have dominated the IRB World Series Sevens, winning 11 of the 14 men's titles on offer, but last won the World Cup in 2001. However, they put England to the sword in the final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, running in five tries to none as they took advantage of the tactically poor English kicking game in wet, muddy conditions. Tim Mikkelson (2), Gillies Kaka, veteran playmaker Tomasi Cama and replacement Waisake Naholo all crossed the whitewash, Cama bagging three conversions and Kaka a fourth. England were underpowered in the face of an aggressive All Black team happy to slow the game down and play for territorial advantage. Ben Ryan's team were pushed into resorting to a deep kicking game that played exactly into New Zealand hands. Rarely for the ab ...
So the so called 'live' telecast of the RWC7s did not go according to plan, as did the weather with rain pelting down. It did see NZ 7s thump England in the finals, to be once again RWC 7s champs. Pity that the atmosphere and the tv did not make this a worthy event. New Zealand lifted the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 title in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, beating England 33-0 in the final. In the third place play-off Fiji beat Kenya 29-5, while Canada won the Plate, losing just one match all weekend to New Zealand, and there was celebration for the hosts Russia who won the Bowl.
Wannies Looks for Bokke to Deliver at RWC7s by SARU Communications on 29 June, 2013 in International Championship, Newsroom, Rugby, World Championships They have studied their three pool B opponents on day one of the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow and prepared with that in mind. Now it is time to go out on to the Luzhniki Stadium pitch and deliver, Springbok Women’s Sevens coach, Denver Wannies said on Friday. The Russian tournament started today with a number of matches in the men’s division, but for Wannies and his team, who surprised many in the inaugural Rugby World Cup Sevens for Women tournament in 2009, the call to action happens tomorrow. South Africa will play Ireland in their opening match on Saturday and according to Wannies, this could be the crunch match in the pool. With China not expecting to provide too much of an obstacle and defending World Cup champions Australia tipped to top pool B, the South Africa/Ireland clash could go a long way to establish the second place in the pool and ...
five-try burst saw the All Blacks Sevens put away Canada 31-12 in their opening match of Rugby World Cup Sevens at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. Sherwin Stowers dotted down twice, with tries apiece to Kurt Baker, Gillies Kaka and Pita Ahki. The win was a satisfying return to the playing arena for veteran captain DJ Forbes, playing in his second World Cup. He missed the last two tournaments of the Sevens World Series through injury and was only confirmed in the Cup squad days before departure for Russia. "To be back here in the World Cup is just an awesome feeling," he says. "The pressure of World Cup footy, to tick the box and get a win is the main thing, but in saying that, we will be disappointed to let two tries through." The senior players ditched a long standing tradition to stay unshaven to finals day, with all freshly shaven on the opening day of the Cup. "We always said the whole shaving of the beard was business day, but as far as the World Cup goes, you have got to win them all, so first day here, ...
RWC Sevens 2013 IRB Press Release Giant Festival Set for RWC Sevens 2013 in Moscow French band Space to push Rugby into new frontiers 2,000 players to take part in a fiesta of Sevens Rugby village in place at Luzhniki sports complex Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 will be out of this world in more ways than one. The tournament, which takes place from June 28-30 at the famous Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, is set to deliver superb entertainment on and off the field, blending the best men’s and women’s Rugby Sevens on the planet with international bands as part of a cultural festival that is already taking the Russian capital by storm. The theme of ‘New Frontiers’, the RWC Sevens 2013 festival is set to take the Game to fresh pastures, looking to the future while also embracing Rugby’s rich heritage. Headlining the music festival will be French electronica band Space, which has been a popular visitor to Moscow since the late 1970s. As part of the show, there will be a number of surprise elements consiste ...
World Champs dress rehearsal at Moscow Challenge on June 11th, by Alfons Juck, EME News MOSCOW (RUS): One of very important tests before the World Championships will be the Moscow Challenge meet on June 11 (IAAF World Challenge) in the Luzhniki Stadium. Athletes competing at the meet will test the new Mondo track and other sectors. Also part of the meet will be Russian 10 000 m championships for men and women. Hammer competition for women as part of IAAF Hammer Challenge will be held the day before on June 10 outside of the main arena. Here olympic winner Tatyana Lysenko is expected to battle with German world record holder Betty Heidler. Other Russian stars confirmed their participation, Yuriy Borzakovskiy in the 800 m, Mariya Abakumova in javelin, Ruslan Samitov in men triple. From foreign athletes olympic winner from Beijing in hammer Oksana Menkova and Cuban pole vault world medalist 2011 Lazaro Borges.
This is very cool - a 3D panorama of the Luzhniki Stadium during the Moscow derby between CSKA and Spartak.
The IRB has announced the match officials for the Sevens World Cups, male and female, at the Luzhniki Stadium
•The Blues beat Spartak Moscow 2-0 on their last visit to the Luzhniki Stadium, in the 2010-11 Champions League group stage.
John Terry's chance for a Roberto Baggio moment at the Luzhniki Stadium:
Cisse set to return Papiss Cisse is in line to return to the Newcastle starting line-up for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke. The Senegal international missed the 0-0 Europa League draw with Anzhi Makhachkala in Moscow on Thursday evening through illness but trained on Saturday and should be available. However, manager Alan Pardew has doubts over Hatem Ben Arfa, who played as a lone frontman in Russia on his return from a 12-week lay-off with a torn hamstring, and Shola Ameobi, who turned an ankle on the artificial pitch at the Luzhniki Stadium. Pardew said: "I think Papiss will make it. He trained and looks fine. "We have got a little injury worry about Shola, and a little worry about Hatem, whether we can introduce him into this game. He's a little bit stiff still." /micky
Alan Pardew insists Hatem Ben Arfa can handle the responsibility of playing in a No 9 role for Newcastle. The Frenchman led the line for the Magpies in Moscow and could have snatched the winner at the Luzhniki Stadium. Ben Arfa made his return after being on the sidelines for three months, and Pardew was delighted with his efforts. Pardew said: Its something I have thought about in the past with Hatem because if I was a central defender, hes the last person I would want to get possession in and around the box. He obviously isnt 100% fit, but he still put a really good shift in today. He actually lasted longer than I thought.
Yohan Cabaye will captain again as United take on FC Anzhi Makhachkala at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Kick off is an hour away.
DAVIDE SANTON has revealed that the never-say-die attitude instilled into himself and Samuel Eto'o by former manager Jose Mourhino still exists. But he will be doing everything he can to inflict misery on the Cameroon legend tonight. Santon was a rising star under the Special One at Inter and it was the 31-year-old superstar Eto'o that helped show him the ropes. The Italian thinks the world of Alan Pardew after being handed his big Premier League chance by the United boss, but admits tonight will rekindle memories of his time at the San Siro under the Portuguese manager. But all of that friendship from his Serie A days will go out of the window at the Luzhniki Stadium when the Magpies tackle Anzhi Makhachkala in the first leg of their last-16 Europa League tie. Santon told the Chronicle from Moscow: 'We worked under Mourinho and he instilled the winning mentality into us. 'When we won together at Inter Milan we had an amazing team with Samuel being the best player. 'Yes he is a striker but he also dropped ...
Alan Pardew's ready to hand teenager Adam Campbell a role at the Luzhniki Stadium tonight.
Moscow holds mystery for Pardew 07:45, Mar 7 2013 Alan Pardew admits he does not know what to expect as Newcastle's Europa League mission takes them into the unknown in Moscow on Thursday night. The Magpies will attempt to secure a positive result against last-16 opponents Anzhi Makhachkala on the artificial surface at the Luzhniki Stadium to take back to St James' Park... ~SportsMan
Alan Pardew has insisted it will be a close shave against Anzhi Makhachkala - after growing a Lenin-like beard as a tribute to "great, bearded Russians." Newcastle boss Pardew says his side are "underdogs" to progress from their Europa League last 16 clash with the Russian side, which begins on an artificial surface here in Moscow on Thursday. The Geordies have left star striker Papiss Cisse at home after a bout of sickness. That has forced Pardew to bring along Shola Ameobi, who was supposed to be excused from this trip to avoid subjecting his knees to the battering the Luzhniki Stadium's plastic turf will inflict. Jonas Gutierrez has been left at home for the same reason, but fit-again Hatem Ben Arfa will make an appearance.
Newcastle are 6 points above the drop zone in the Premier League, but are still in the Europa League last 16, and we take on Anzhi Makhachkala in Moscow tomorrow night, even though Makhachkala is 1115 miles way. Alan Pardew - in the Ukraine two weeks ago UEFA have determined that Anzhi must play all their European games in Moscow and not at their 15,200-seat Dynamo Stadium in Makhachkala, and it’s because of security concerns of playing at the club’s Dagestan home, and the club also trains in Moscow. It’s an artificial surface at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium, and that in itself will be a test of Newcastle’s players. Alan Pardew does not underestimate the opposition tomorrow: “It would be massive if we could beat this team because they are a really strong side. It’s really now down to where every team left in that Europa League now is focusing on it probably as their primary objective.” “I can’t think of too many clubs in it for whom it’s not at the top of their agenda, so there’s now ...
Ben Arfa has been working on his fitness over the last week at an accelerated pace, and that includes coming in over the weekend and doing extra work in an attempt to get him fit as soon as possible. Ben Arfa – could play on Thursday night And it looks like the French International will get some playing time in Thursday night’s Europa League tie in Russia, although his is unlikely to start that game. This is what Alan Pardew told the Shields Gazette today: “I think he’s got a chance.” “We wanted to put some work into him – he’s a little bit short.” “Whether he gets 20 or 30 minutes towards the end of that game, I don’t know. That’s probably the most he could get.” “We’ll see how he shapes up. He worked all weekend. Hopefully, we’ll get him even closer.” It could be a difficult game on Thursday night, as it’s being played on the artificial pitch of Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, which is the 78,000 capacity home of both Spartak Moscow and CSKA, but it’s a long long way fr ...
Moscow Mayor rejects reports that Luzhniki Stadium will be demolished and rebuilt ahead of the 2018 World Cup -
Going to the hotel after training. Great memories at Luzhniki Stadium when we won the Champions League Final 2008 against Chelsea!
Good save then! Top stuff. Bet it was an experience playing at the Luzhniki stadium, it's huge!
My goalkeeping highlight of 2012 was making this save while playing at the stadium for
December 14, 2012: FIFA consents to the 2018 World Cup final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow
Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow will host the opening match and final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Home of CSKA and Spartak Moscow
Barcelona qualified for the Champions League Round of 16 with a comfortable 3-0 victory at the Luzhniki Stadium over Spartak Moscow, who crashed out of the competition. A double from Lionel Messi, his 79th and 80th goals in 2012 saw him come within five of Gerd Muller's 85-goal record in a calender year, while racking up his 56th Champions League strike, trailing only Raul's 71-goal tally and equalling Ruud Van Nistelrooy's haul.
A recap of Barcelona's comfortable 3-0 win over Spartak Moscow at the Luzhniki Stadium, as goals from Lionel Messi (2) and Dani Alves secured the Blaugrana's place in the Round of 16
Barça have a golden opportunity to qualify for the next round of the Champions League this evening. Despite losing away to Celtic FC two weeks ago, the first team will be in the round of 16 if they draw or win against Spartak Moscow. It won’t be easy. The freezing temperatures and the artificial turf at Luzhniki Stadium are two factors to keep in mind in addition to the quality of Unai Emery’s men. Barça have never lost a match in Russia. In their past six visits, they’ve won once and tied five times. On this occasion, the manager Tito Vilanova will be able to call on Sergio Busquets, who missed the team’s last two Champions League matches due to a two-match ban, but the manager will not be able to field Marc Bartra, who picked up an injury on Sunday. As far as statistics go, David Villa is on the verge of reaching a major milestone. The forward is just one goal away from reaching the 300-goal mark in his professional career. Emery’s men on high alert Spartak Moscow’s hopes of reaching the n ...
action kicks-off at 5pm with Spartak Moscow v Benfica in the Luzhniki Stadium live on SS2,coupon >
Thoughts with Spartak Moscow fans on 30th anniversary of Luzhniki Stadium disaster. At least 66 dead (unofficially 350).
Please think of Spartak Moscow today on the 30th anniversary of the Luzhniki Stadium disaster. Here's my blog about it:
Top of a heavyweight bill during the weekend is the first Clásico of the season in Spain, between La Liga rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou on Sunday, with the Milan derby between AC and Inter kicking off at the San Siro shortly after. Indeed Sunday offers a rich choice of high-quality football as Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain renew their Classique battle, FC Porto host Sporting CP in Portugal, and bragging rights in Istanbul are decided between Fenerbahce and Besiktas. Elswhere in Europe, Spartak Moscow welcome CSKA Moscow to the Luzhniki Stadium, and looking further afield, Mexico’s Súper Clásico pits Club America and Chivas Guadalajara against each other once more.that is a super Sunday can't wait
Great play from Emilio Izaguirre to set up the goal. 90' 5 minutes will be added to the second half. 90' Celtic FC move into a 3 - 2 lead through a Georgios Samaras header. 88' Celtic FC drive forward and Gary Hooper gets in a shot. Without netting, however. 87' FC Spartak Moscow make their third substitution with Aleksandr Kozlov replacing Ari. 85' Celtic FC push forward at Luzhniki Stadium and Efe Ambrose gets in a great header. The attempt is cleared by the FC Spartak Moscow defence. 85' Tony Chapron has awarded Celtic FC a corner. Kris Commons takes the kick from the left . 85' Celtic FC push forward through Joe Ledley, whose finish on goal is saved.
59' Celtic FC surge into the attack at Luzhniki Stadium but Efe Ambrose’s header is off-target.
Matt Smith presents action from this evening's matchday two fixtures, including CFR Cluj v Manchester United at the Dr Constantin Radulescu Stadium, FC Nordsjaelland v Chelsea at the Parken Stadion and Spartak Moscow v Celtic at the Luzhniki Stadium. Plus, a round up of the rest of the night's group...
National: Lennon not concerned over surface - Neil Lennon played down the possible impact the Luzhniki Stadium's art...
Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United rises highest to head the ball clear from the area during the UEFA Champions League Final match between Manchester United and Chelsea at the Luzhniki Stadium on May 21, 2008 in Moscow, Russia.
Tonight we play at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers!
Head coach Leonid Slutsky (L) and Ahmed Musa of PFC CSKA Moscow celebrate after scoring a goal during the Russian Football League Championship match between PFC CSKA Moscow and FC Zenit St. Petersburg at the Luzhniki Stadium on March 03, 2012 in Moscow, Russia.
Stadium Postcard of the Week: Lenin Central or Luzhniki Stadium of Moscow
Forty years after their first European Cup triumph, half a century on from the Munich air crash and on the night of Ryan Giggs's club-record 759th appearance, Manchester United FC's evening, as they contested the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League final, was so nearly spoiled. After an epic domestic campaign which saw United sneak out on top of perennial Premier League rivals Chelsea FC, this first all-English showpiece delivered its own brand of engaging encounter at a rain-soaked Luzhniki Stadium. United were first to show their hand 26 minutes in, Cristiano Ronaldo dropping off Michael Essien and leaping majestically to head Wes Brown's cross low into the corner for his 42nd club goal of the season. Buoyed by the effervescent Owen Hargreaves and calmed by the composed Paul Scholes, United's goal was first threatened when Rio Ferdinand inadvertently headed that way. Edwin van der Sar to the rescue. Petr Čech was equally effective in denying Carlos Tévez, and then Michael Carrick, after a sweeping United mo ...
John Terry – Chelsea v Manchester United (Champions League ‘07/’08) Before the Chelsea captain’s night to forget at the Nou Camp, there was the penalty miss in Moscow that cost Avram Grant a famous win against the Red Devils in the Champions League. After a 1-1 draw on the night, Cristiano Ronaldo missed his spot-kick to put Chelsea within touching distance of the trophy, but his crucial slip sent the ball crashing against the outside of the post, leaving the England international on the floor and in tears. Nicolas Anelka went on to miss his penalty in sudden-death to hand United a second European Cup under Sir Alex Ferguson, but it was the miss of Terry which was remembered best from a wet night at the Luzhniki Stadium.
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