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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Yeltsin to Kick Off

MOSCOS () -- President Boris Yeltsin is scheduled to make a ceremonial kick-off before the FIFA World All-Stars vs. Russia game at Luzhniki Olympic stadium on Monday evening.


The likes of Italy's Roberto Baggio, Frenchman Jean-Pierre Papin and Lothar Matthaus of Germany will join Yeltsin and Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov on the newly laid grass of the reconstructed arena to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Russian soccer.


The friendly will be the first match in almost two years at the 82,500 stadium, which closed down for major renovation at the end of the 1995 season.