Soccer-Suarez, Neymar and Messi find a home in Russian zoo

If Barcelona’s Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi ever get to Saransk, one of 11 host venues for the 2018 soccer World Cup in Russia, they will find their namesakes playing already in the local zoo. Officials said on Friday that three new-born pumas at the zoo had been named after Barcelona’s Uruguayan, Brazilian and Argentine attacking trio. “Perhaps we will be able to see them (the Barcelona players) play in Saransk in 2018,” hoped Alexei Pleshachkov, the director of the local organising committee.

December 4, 2015 5:34 pm

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