Russian Students Protest at World Cup “Fan Zone”

A boy covered in a Russian flag watches the opening match of the 2018 soccer World Cup, between Russia and Saudi Arabia, in the fan zone in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018.
A boy covered in a Russian flag watches the opening match of the 2018 soccer World Cup, between Russia and Saudi Arabia, in the fan zone in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. Vadim Ghirda / AP Photo
A boy covered in a Russian flag watches the opening match of the 2018 soccer World Cup, between Russia and Saudi Arabia, in the fan zone in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018.
A boy covered in a Russian flag watches the opening match of the 2018 soccer World Cup, between Russia and Saudi Arabia, in the fan zone in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. Vadim Ghirda / AP Photo

Russian Students Protest at World Cup “Fan Zone”

For fans who can’t fit into the stadium, official FIFA World Cup fan zones give them the opportunity to eat, drink, and watch World Cup games. However, students at Moscow State University are unhappy about a nearby fan zone, saying the noise is disruptive, particularly because the World Cup takes place right in the middle of final exams. In the months leading up to the World Cup, students have protested and circulated petitions to remove the fan zone. Reporter Sonya Groysman brings us the story from Moscow.