Russian Punk Band ‘Pussy Riot’ Says Invaded Pitch during World Cup Final

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Soccer Football - World Cup - Final - France v Croatia - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - July 15, 2018 A pitch invader is chased by a steward during the match as France's Raphael Varane looks on REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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MOSCOW (Reuters)

Russian punk band ‘Pussy Riot’ claimed responsibility for a pitch invasion during the soccer World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday, after four people briefly interrupted the game

“Hello everyone from the Luzhniki pitch, it’s cool here!” they wrote in posts on their Twitter and Facebook accounts almost immediately after the event.

 

World Cup - Final - France v Croatia
Soccer Football – World Cup – Final – France v Croatia – Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia – July 15, 2018 Stewards apprehend a pitch invader REUTERS/Carl Recine

 

(Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Gareth Jones)