Igor Akinfeev

Igor Akinfeev was born in Vidnoye, Soviet Union on Apr. 8, 1986. As a professional goalkeeper and captain for both PFC CSKA Moscow and the Russia national team, he was widely taken as one of outstanding footballers of Russia, obtaining great achievements in minor tournaments and major international matches. Having took entire club career with CSKA, he played for CSKA more than 500 times, winning Russian Cups for six times and the UEFA Cup in 2005.

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From 2004, he played for Russian national football team for 100 times, being one of mostly selected footballers in Russian squad. In 2017, he captained the Russian national football team in Mar. 2017. On Mar. 27, he got injured at a European qualifier. Due to a flare pitched from crowd, the game was canceled after Akinfeev was taken to a Podgorica hospital. Although as goalkeeper, he made great achievements for Russia national football team. Competitive advantages on football fields are also critical factors for his success. He turned to be model for many young football player.

Luzhniki Stadium

Luzhniki Stadium, known as earlier Central Lenin Stadium, was an old and famous stadium built in 1955 and 1956. After greatly increased overall national strengths and aspiration of advancing infrastructure of Soviet Union, the famous stadium of previous Soviet Union was constructed to show its post-war strong national strength at the 1952 Olympics. It was after 450 calendar days that the grand stadium was finished and officially opened on Jul. 31, 1956. Served as a main stadium of the 1980 Olympic Games, it hold many important sports event, such as opening and closing ceremonies, football finals and equestrian programme.

It is was in Luzhniki Stadium that a severe trampling event happened during the second round UEFA Cup match. Aiming at catch metro several seconds before the rest spectators, some of them hurried to rush to exits. 66 people were deprived of their lives in the disaster. Before construction of roof over the stands and refurbishment of seating areas, it could accommodate more spectators prior to that refurbishment.