World Cup final interrupted by pitch invaders - Pussy Riot claim responsibility

Pussy Riot, a Russian feminist protest punk rock group based in Moscow, claimed responsibility for four people running onto the field.

Stewards drag a woman who invaded the pitch during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.   -  AP

The World Cup final was interrupted on Sunday by four pitch invaders dressed in suits.

The intruders entered the field at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, causing a brief stoppage in the game between France and Croatia in the 52nd minute. 

The quartet were allowed to high-five members of the French team before being accosted and unceremoniously dragged off the playing surface.

Russian protest group Pussy Riot quickly claimed responsibility in a tweet which read: "Right now, there are four members of the band in the World Cup final."

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