Graffiti of keeper Akinfeev painted in Russia’s cities

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Moscow, July 7 (IANS) Graffiti depicting Russia captain and goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev has been painted inside a university in Russia’s Siberian city of Kemerovo after the goalkeeper helped to see his side through to the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals, the university’s spokeswoman Veronika Dzvonik said.

Graffiti pictures of Akinfeev have appeared all over Russia after the famous move of the goalkeeper while catching the ball in the Spain-Russia match, reports Sputnik news agency.

Russia beat Spain on penalties in the round of 16 at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on June 1, with Akinfeev saving two of Spain’s spot-kicks.

Graffiti of Akinfeev was also painted in Shelkovo in the Moscow region.

–IANS

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