Russian Federation rout Saudi Arabia 5-0 in WC opener

Russian Federation rout Saudi Arabia 5-0 in WC opener

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Saudi Juan Antonio Pizzi is encouraging his side to attack, and captain Osama Hawsawi says they are confident of getting something from the game. Find out by following our live matchcast.

Russian Federation play Egypt next Tuesday, while Saudi Arabia must gather themselves for Uruguay on Wednesday.

Artem Dzyuba, another substitute, also scored, and the young Aleksander Golovin showed the world his true potential. Igor Akinfeev, Russia's most recognisable player and first-choice goalkeeper for more than a decade, admits his team-mates must take the game to the opposition.

Gazinsky was barely two-years-old when the disintegration of the USSR in 1991 changed the political landscape of his country, and on Thursday, the midfielder's first global goal in his first appearance in over fifteen months paved the way for a 5-0 rout of Saudi Arabia to mark the commencement of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

But they were the vastly superior team on a mild Moscow evening, repeatedly overrunning opponents who were simply unable to handle their physical threat and determination.

"I have never done anything like this", Cheryshev said.

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However, both teams have played just once and the Saudi's recorded a commanding 4-2 victory in a friendly match. FIFA chief Gianni Infantino, two-time FIFA World Cup champion Ronaldo of Brazil and Sweden legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and other important personalities attended the opening ceremony. Their last win in the competition dates back to the group stages of the 1994 edition (1-0 v Belgium).

Saudi Arabia's run-up to the finals was an extremely hard attempt, having qualified for second place above Australia on only goal difference. But it's us who need to create this positivity.

"This is the first time we're part of the World Cup in 36 years and we are so happy", she said with Peru facing Denmark on Saturday. Yuri Gazinsky scored the opening goal of the tournament, while Denis Cheryshev doubled the lead just before half time. The Russians were more efficient, were passing in the free zone and after drawing his third corner came a goal.

Dzagoev's injury could deny Russian Federation their best player for the remainder of the tournament, but they certainly have alternatives who can be similarly important.

In the early stages, Russian pressure allowed the hosts to dominate possession, and on 12 minutes they took the lead.

Achilles, a deaf white cat and the official animal soothsayer for the tournament chose a bowl of food bearing Russia's flag rather than that of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia: Al-Maluf Al-Break, U. Hawsawi, O., Hawsawi, Al-Shahrani - UTair (Al-Muwallad, 65), Al-Faraj - Al-Shehri (Bahabri, 73), Al-Jassim, Al-Dawsari - As-Sahlawi (Assiri, 83).

"I think that a poor performance explains the result".

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