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Siberian town falls silent for World Cup star Golovin

July 6, 2018 3:49 PM
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The remote Siberian coal-mining town is the home of Russia midfielder Alexander Golovin, whose key role in the team’s run to the World Cup quarterfinals has made him a national star.

Golovin was tireless when Russia beat Spain on penalties in the round of 16 on Sunday, keeping his opponents under pressure all the way through extra time.

“The streets were empty and there was no one. Everyone was watching the game,” said Pavel Ivanov, the government official who oversees the local sports school where Golovin learned the game.


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