2018 World Cup studium falls into disrepair in Volgograd 

2018 World Cup studium falls into disrepair in Volgograd
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The Volgograd authorities have declared the state of emergency out of a rainstorm.

Volgograd faced a heavy rain on July 15; a third of the monthly precipitation norm fell. As a result, a bulk slope was destroyed at the Volgograd Arena stadium, which took four matches of the 2018 World Cup group stage.

The consequences of heavy rain hit residents footages. Heavy rain contributed to the sudden collapse, with footage posted online showing torrents of water washing away the sandy earth in the embankment, according to KP-Volgograd. Now there is a colossal hole instead of lawn. Tons of clay and sand are washed away to Nulevaya Prodolnaya (the popular name of Marshala Krylova Street - Ed.). Cars are bogged down. Vehicles, drivers, and passengers became hostages of the raging elements. The pedestrian path deteriorates.

The Volgograd authorities have declared the state of emergency out of the rainstorm. Volgograd media noted that several large shopping centers submerged due to heavy rain, and new 'lakes' appeared all over the city, in particular, on Lenina Avenue, the main transport highway of Volgograd.

Volgograd Arena was built for the 2018 World Cup. The cost of its erection amounted to almost 16.5 billion rubles ($264m). The stadium, which holds 45 thousand spectators, hosted four games of the 2018 World Cup: Tunisia - England (1:2), Nigeria - Iceland (2:0), Saudi Arabia - Egypt (2:1), Japan - Poland (0:1). FC Rotor will host this stadium later.

Earlier it was reported that rainstorm destroyed the embankment in Nizhny Novgorod built for the World Cup. The abundant precipitation washed away the slope. After the rains, part of the pavement was also destroyed.

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