Moscow attack: Russia cancels friendly match as 115 people die

 Russia have called off their friendly international against Paraguay scheduled for Monday next week in Moscow, following Friday’s shooting rampage near the capital city.

This was confirmed today by the Russian Football Union, RFU.

At least 115 people died, after gunmen opened fire in a concert hall near Moscow, with Islamic State militant group claiming responsibility.

Russia defeated Serbia 4-0 on Thursday at Moscow’s VTB Arena, and were scheduled to play Paraguay at the same venue on Monday.

“In connection with the terrorist attack that occurred in Krasnogorsk, the Russian Football Union and the Paraguayan Football Association decided to cancel a friendly match between the national teams of Russia and Paraguay,” the RFU said in a statement.

The Russian Culture Ministry has also cancelled all entertainment and mass events in the country.


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