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Russia forced to move match from Moscow because of weather crisis

By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

August 7 – Russia’s match against Bulgaria on Wednesday (August 11) has been moved from Moscow to St Petersburg because of health risks after acrid smog engulfed the Russian capital at a time that officials were hoping to showcase the country’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup.

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