The opening day of the Confederations Cup saw hosts Russia take on New Zealand in St Petersburg.
Stanislav Cherchesov's men delivered with an impressive 2-0 win, a match that followed the tournament's opening ceremony which included Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Elsewhere, Australia's players were asked some tricky questions and an Arsenal centre-back showed off his silky skills!
Before every major tournament comes an opening ceremony. This one was similar to many others; not very good.
At least one person enjoyed it, however, Russian actress and model Victoria Lopyreva who was on hand to present the tournament matchball.
Russian president Vladimir Putin gave a rousing speech at the end of the ceremony.
-- President of Russia (@KremlinRussia_E) June 17, 2017
He also made time to greet one of the game's all-time greats.
Shkodran Mustafi is regarded as one of the better footballing centre-backs in the Premier League and the Arsenal man was happy to show off his talents as Germany prepared for Monday's game with Australia.
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