World Cup 2018: England fans arrive in Russia amid tight security

While arriving in Volgograd for their team's opening match with Tunisia, they were warmly greeted by local residents despite many previous clashes between Russian and English football fans.

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    England fans in Russia may have expected hostility, but they have instead been greeted with hospitality.

    A huge security operation is in place in Volgograd ahead of Monday's game between England and Tunisia.

    Russian and English fans fought each other the last time the countries met at the European Championships in Marseille, which marred the 2016 tournament.

    Al Jazeera's Andy Richardson reports from Volgograd.

    You can follow Al Jazeera's World Cup 2018 coverage here.


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