Amid all the excitement, there is trepidation that FIFA World Cup in Russia could end up being remembered for hooliganism.
Russia have beaten Egypt 3-1, thanks to three goals in 15 minutes in the second half. The hosts are virtually guaranteed a spot in the last 16, while Egypt now need a veritable miracle to survive.
Senegal's defeat means Africa will not have any representatives in the last 16 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Fans have been quick to voice their disappointment at their teams' performances.
In his second blog from Moscow, Nigerian journalist Samson Omale describes his experiences in getting to grips with the sheer size of the host country and learning how to walk the Russian way.
With four Arab teams at the World Cup, hopes were high one would reach the round of 16. Instead, all four are headed home after the group stage. Meanwhile Egyptian star Mohamed Salah has sparked controversy in Chechnya.
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