Putin Crown Prince shake hands

The 2018 World Cup kicked off on Thursday with the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
After Russia scored the first goal of the tournament, president Vladimir Putin gave Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman a shrug and a handshake that was captured by cameras.
Twitter was quick to react to the interaction, imagining the possible conversations surrounding the handshake.

The 2018 World Cup kicked off on Thursday with Russia beating Saudi Arabia, 5-0, in the opening match.

While the rest of the tournament will be filled with iconic and memorable moments on the pitch, it’s likely that the lasting image from the opening game of the tournament will be the shrug and consequent handshake Russian president Vladimir Putin gave Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman after the first goal of the game.

Just 12 minutes into the match, the Saudi backline got caught out of place after a corner kick, leaving a wide open opportunity for Yury Gazinsky to score the opening goal of the tournament.

What a time to get your first international goal!

Gazinsky scores the first goal of the FIFA #WorldCup to put Russia ahead 1-0. #RUSKSA pic.twitter.com/d0RKDcA97R

— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) June 14, 2018

The goal was a great start to the tournament for the host nation, but the moment that had everyone talking took place in the immediate aftermath, when cameras caught the now infamous interaction between the Russian president and Crown Prince, starting with a shrug, followed by a sympathetic handshake.

Naturally, Twitter was quick to get its jokes off.

🤝 Twitter when it sees this handshake…#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/YqyucAfc99

— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) June 14, 2018

Thought that Saudi marking on the back post was suspect for the Russia goal, but not match-fixing suspect, until I saw MBS and …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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