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Bomb squad called to World Cup stadium

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Proposed Stadiums Of The Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Bid

RUSSIA – UNDATED: In this handout artists impression provided by the Russia 2018 Organising Commitee, the Volgograd Stadium is shown as proposed and presented as part of the Russia 2018 World Cup bid, on September 29, 2011 in Russia. 

Moscow, Nov 27 – Bomb squad officers were called to the site of a football World Cup 2018 stadium in Moscow after construction workers found an object thought to be an unexploded aerial bomb.

The device was found Monday, less than 300 metres from the Spartak stadium’s south stand during work to build the 43,000?capacity stadium.

“A device similar to an aerial bomb has been found,” a statement on the stadium’s official website said.

Work on the stadium had not been interrupted, the statement said. Moscow was bombed by the German air force during World War II.

The arena in northwest Moscow is scheduled to be completed next year, and has been proposed as a venue for the 2017 Confederations Cup.

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