A sombrero and a dream: One desperate fan’s World Cup odyssey


Andrew Keh | The New York Times
June 2018 | 8-minute read

Diaz’s plan had been to juggle a soccer ball outside major Moscow landmarks, drawing enough attention to then beg for a ticket. The plan failed; no one offered him one at a price he considered remotely acceptable. But a juggling session outside the Bolshoi Theater did lead to one interesting encounter with the Colombian singer Maluma, who was walking by with his substantial security detail and stopped for several minutes to kick around with Diaz.

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