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Pussy Riot claim responsibility for World Cup pitch invasion

Four protesters ran onto the field as France led 2-1, one making it to the centre circle.

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RUSSIAN PUNK ROCK protest group Pussy Riot has claimed responsibility for the four pitch invaders who disrupted the World Cup final between France and Croatia in Moscow.

Just after Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic saved Kylian Mlbappe’s attempt in the 51st minute, four people emerged from the other end of the field.

One made it to the centre circle.

They were quickly tackled by security, and the match resumed after a delay of about one minute.

The balaclava-clad women of Pussy Riot, a Russian punk rock group, rose to global prominence with their daring outdoor performances criticising Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2012.

Their protests resulted in two members being sent to prison for nearly two years.

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