Excitement among Germany and Mexico fans ahead of clash

Mexico and Germany football fans gather in Moscow for the first Group F match of the 2018 World Cup. The two sides came head to head in last year’s Confederations Cup, with Germany beating Mexico 4-1.

WC2018: Kazan Arena

The stadium in the capital of Tatarstan was opened in 2013 during the Universiade, an international event for university athletes. Kazan, which also hosted the Confederations Cup, hopes to become a “capital of sports” and will host six World Cup matches, including a quarter-final. VIDEOGRAPHIC

WC2018: Fisht Stadium

Located in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, at the foot of the Caucasus region, the Fisht Stadium hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics. It has since been adapted for football matches, including for the Confederations Cup. It will host six World Cup games, including a quarter-final. VIDEOGRAPHIC

WC2018: Kazan Arena

The stadium in the capital of Tatarstan was opened in 2013 during the Universiade, an international event for university athletes. Kazan, which also hosted the Confederations Cup, hopes to become a “capital of sports” and will host six World Cup matches, including a quarter-final. VIDEOGRAPHIC

WC2018: Fisht Stadium

Located in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, at the foot of the Caucasus region, the Fisht Stadium hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics. It has since been adapted for football matches, including for the Confederations Cup. It will host six World Cup games, including a quarter-final. VIDEOGRAPHIC

CONFED-2017: Best photos from the final and third-place matches

A compilation of the best images from 2 July, as the final and third place matches were played for the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia.

CONFED-2017: Best photos from 29 June

A compilation of the best images from 29 June at the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia. PHOTOS

CONFED-2017: Best photos from 28 June

A compilation of the best images from 28 June at the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia. PHOTOS