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Steve Riding, freelance photographer for the YEP, gives a first-hand account of the tournament.

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13.07.2018

I’VE TRAVELLED all over the world watching England but Russia takes some beating.

I’ve been to Rio and Rio is, well... Rio.

I’ve been to two others World Cups as well – Spain in ’82 and Germany in 2006 – but the two places we’ve been in Russia have been superb.

The people there were as friendly as anywhere we’ve been and I’ve been to Ukraine, Dortmund, Berlin, Oslo – I’ve just been to Paris – Copenhagen, Tallinn, Stockholm. I could go on…

Obviously, it was a bit different to other places but everywhere you went the people couldn’t do enough for you.

You’d walk past in your........

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