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11 Bizarre World Cup Souvenirs From Russia, in Photos

As Russia gets set for the 2018 World Cup, just about everyone is cashing in on the tournament with football-themed gifts, souvenirs, sausages, stirrers, and plenty more. Here are some of our favorite commemorative treats. 

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