The Moscow Times ·

Erik Drost / FlickrRussian priest says, wearing pink or blue shoes, the players might as well wear women's panties or a bra. The 2014 World Cup has seen competitors from across the globe sport a range of colorful shoes, with all three of the major sporting brands -- Adidas, Nike and Puma -- unveiling brightly colored designs at the tournament in an effort to capture something of the Brazilian carnival flair. The Russian national team exited the tournament before the knockout rounds, having failed to win a single match in the group stages.