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Watch: Heavy rain batters newly-built World Cup stadium

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By Euronews
Watch: Heavy rain batters newly-built World Cup stadium
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Hours after a mesmerising World Cup and a final which saw France triumph, heavy rain in Russia on Sunday damaged one of the stadiums newly-built for the football extravaganza.

Footage from the southern city of Volgograd showed a fresh landslide on an embankment near the stadium, which made a several-metre-deep hole in it and covered a sidewalk with mud.

A spokesman for the state-owned company overseeing the construction said there were also leaks inside the stadium which could take up to a week to repair.

Volgograd Arena, a stadium that can accommodate up to 45,000 spectators, was built for the World Cup at a cost over 16 billion rubles ($257 million), according to data on the regional government's website.