Volgograd Stadium Damaged by Landslide After 2018 FIFA World Cup Final Match Between France and Croatia
Volgograd Arena in Russia | File Image | (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has given memories to France and football lovers that they will rejoice for the rest of their lives. The France football team created history by winning the second ever FIFA World Cup, but heavy rains have damaged one of the newly built stadiums. According to media reports, heavy rain has devastated Volgograd and the surrounding areas.

Media footage from the city of Volgograd shows a major landslide near an embankment close to the stadium. The landslide has also effected several holes which are about metres deep and the sidewalks have been covered with mud now.

The construction team has reached the stadium and repair work is underway. The spokesperson for the state Sport company has said that leaks were also found inside the stadium and estimated that it would take about a week to fix the issue.

But there are some who are questioning the quality of construction of the stadium. One such person was quoted by Reuters TV saying that a lot of money was used in the construction of the stadium but it couldn't stand even one rain and it seems that the money has gone down the drain.

Volgograd Arena stadium can hold up to 45,000 spectators, and was built for the World Cup at a cost of over 16 billion roubles which amounts to $257 million, reported Reuters.

Russia, which received accolades for hosting the World Cup from none other than US President Donald Trump, after the meeting between Russia President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump, will look to get rid of this one-off chink in its otherwise flawless organising of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.