World Cup 2018: The secret lives of Russian goalposts - in pictures
Away from Russia's state-of-the-art World Cup stadia, a look the eclectic settings of spartan goalposts and pitches
The sometimes ramshackle goalposts give a glimpse of life away from the fervour of the World Cup finals that will be watched by fans from around the world.
Young Russians do pull-ups on the crossbar and run around on pitches in the shadow of the golden domes of Orthodox churches, old Soviet concrete walls and modern high-rises.
Locals also find alternative uses for the rusty, netless posts that have seen better days.
One man ties his goat to the upright, children take a dog for a walk, and a man gallops past another on horseback.
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Updated: May 30, 2018 04:53 PM