(1) Achilles the cat, attempts to predict the result of the match between Russia and Egypt during a ceremony in State Hermitage museum in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday. Achille, a white and deaf cat, was chosen as the official “animal oracle” for the World Cup.
(2) This picture shows Matryoshka dolls, also known as Russian stacking dolls, featuring players in the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament displayed in a shop near the Red Square in Moscow.
(3) Colombia fans cheer before the World Cup Group H match between Colombia and Japan at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk on Tuesday.
(4) Disguised Japanese fans are seen in festive mood prior to the match between Japan and Colombia on Tuesday.