The Fifa World Cup 2018 has reached its fever pitch. With just a day left for the much-coveted tournament, all eyes are on Russia. Huge number of spectators are expected to travel from all over the world to Russia to witness the footballing duels between 32 nations.
The World Cup will also hold witness to some of the greatest players of the footballing era. Two players, in particular, are in the spotlight ahead of the competition. While one is rising Liverpool sensation Mohammad Salah, the other is arguably the greatest player of all time, Lionel Messi.
A group of artist have created amazing stone mosaics of the two players in Russia’s Kazan. The mosaics appear to be lively with each stones placed against another impeccably, and are surely going to stun the fans.
The stones were handpicked by the creators themselves, while also designing and careful arranging the stones. The art work will be displayed at Kazan during the tournament. The fans will surely be enthralled to see the art work of their beloved stars.
Anna Solnechnaya, one of the leading artists of the group said, “We made such interesting portraits with our team, art objects made of stone, in order to surprise people and show our city. We want [fans] to find something interesting to remember.” She added that, “These are our legendary footballers, icons of the sport, admired stars: Messi and Salah. We chose them because they have gained a lot of popularity right now."
Six games will be played in the city of Kazan at the Kazan Arena.
One of the most highlighted player of the 2017-2018 season, Salah is coming to Russia after suffering an injury in the Champions League final against Real Madrid. The Reds superstar has finished the season as the top scorer in Premier League with 32 goals.
While it’s the Argentine great who would be extra motivated to win his first World Cup after losing 1-0 to Germany last time around. The footballing genius has won the European Golden Shoe after scoring 34 goals in La Liga.
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