Russia, who qualified for the round of 16 after defeating Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening game of the tournament on June 14 and beating Egypt 3-1 on Tuesday, will face Uruguay in Samara on Monday in a match that will decide which of the teams wins Group A.

A column of about 200 people marched along Samara's main street holding flags with photos, names and playing numbers of Russia players.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the matches being played in 11 cities across Russia.