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Russia played to their strengths vs. Saudi Arabia

7 monthes ago   |   By ESPN FC

ESPN FC's Kasey Keller praises Russia's direct play and how well they used their strengths in a convincing 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia.
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Russia surges past Saudi Arabia in World Cup opener

7 monthes ago   |   By Yardbarker

Coming into the 2018 World Cup, all nine hosts who played in the opener haven't lost. In fact, only England (1966), Mexico (1970) and South Africa (2010) would go on to draw their respective openers. On Thursday Russia made it 10, surging past Saudi Arabia convincingly to take a great first step in their quest to get out of what promises to be an interesting group alongside Egypt and Uruguay.For the first 10 minutes or so, Saudi Arabia seemed to have the pace to make up for their lack of overall skill. But eventually, mental errors set in. And they didn't go away for the duration of the...
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World Cup 2018: Denis Cheryshev scores 'marvellous' goal for Russia

7 monthes ago   |   By BBC

Russia's Denis Cheryshev scores a 'marvellous goal' with the outside of his foot as the hosts thrash Saudi Arabia in the opening game of the 2018 World Cup.
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Russia kicks off World Cup with dominating win over Saudi Arabia

Russia kicks off World Cup with dominating win over Saudi Arabia

7 monthes ago   |   By CBC

Finally let loose after a year-long diet of international friendlies, hosts Russia roared their World Cup intent to the rafters on Thursday with a 5-0 tournament-opening win over Saudi Arabia.
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Russia 5 Saudi Arabia 0: Cheryshev, Golovin star in World Cup opener despite Dzagoev blow

Russia 5 Saudi Arabia 0: Cheryshev, Golovin star in World Cup opener despite Dzagoev blow

7 monthes ago   |   By Goal

Denis Cheryshev scored his first Russia goals as the World Cup hosts brushed Saudi Arabia aside at Luzhniki Stadium.
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Russia routs Saudi Arabia 5-0 in opening game of World Cup

7 monthes ago   |   By Seattle Pi

MOSCOW - Substitute Denis Cheryshev scored two goals to lead host Russia over Saudi Arabia 5-0 Thursday in the opening match of the World Cup.
With President Vladimir Putin watching, Cheryshev chipped the ball over two Saudi defenders in the 43rd minute and shot over goalkeeper Abdullah Al Muaiouf's right side. He later chipped the ball in for Russia's fourth goal in stoppage time.
Yuri Gazinsky initially put Russia ahead with a header from Alexander Golovin's cross in the 12th minute.
After Cheryshev's first goal, Artyom Dzyuba made an instant impact off the bench to make it 3-0 in the...
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Female Saudi flag bearers to miss World Cup opener vs. Russia

Female Saudi flag bearers to miss World Cup opener vs. Russia

7 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Sarah Dadouch MOSCOW/RIYADH - Six Saudi female teenagers slated to serve as their country's flag bearers at the World Cup's opening match in Moscow on Thursday will be replaced by Russians after their trip was canceled due to "logistical circumstances", organizers said. Named flag bearers as part of a program run by Coca-Cola, the girls, aged 13 to 17, were supposed to lead the Saudi national team onto the pitch at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium ahead of their match against Russia. "Due to unforeseen logistical circumstances, the Saudi flag bearers' delegation...
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Russia rolls by Saudi Arabia in World Cup opener

7 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Denis Cheryshev scored twice and the host nation made quick and easy work of the first match of the 2018 World Cup.
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Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia: World Cup hosts start the party with convincing win led by a pair of subs

7 monthes ago   |   By CBSSports

Russia made easy work of Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow
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Video: Denis Cheryshev scores absolute beauty in Russia late show vs Saudi Arabia

7 monthes ago   |   By CaughtOffside

Denis Cheryshev has scored his second of the night and Russia found time for another goal late on as they thumped Saudi Arabia 5-0 this evening.
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Liverpool fans tip Mohamed Salah for the World Cup Golden Boot after watching Saudi Arabia's defence

7 monthes ago   |   By CaughtOffside

Liverpool fans and others are already tipping Mohamed Salah to bag himself the World Cup Golden Boot this summer after witnessing Saudi Arabia's defending against Russia tonight.
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18 People Who Will Define the 2018 World Cup

7 monthes ago   |   By Sportsnet

Who will be the big movers and shakers at the 2018 FIFA World Cup? Sportsnet presents 18 newsmakers who will define this summer's tournament in Russia.
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Host Russia blanks Saudi Arabia in World Cup's opening match

Host Russia blanks Saudi Arabia in World Cup's opening match

7 monthes ago   |   By Sportsnet

Russia is off to a perfect start as host nation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Russia cruised to a 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia on Thursday in the opening match of the tournament at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.
Yuri Gazinsky opened the scoring in the 12th minute, connecting on a header off a cross played into the box. Denis Cheryshev added a second goal for the hosts in the 43rd minute. Cheryshev was a first half substitute, replacing Alan Dzagoev who left the game due to injury.
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Russia up and running as super subs Cheryshev, Dzyuba seize chance after Dzagoev blow

7 monthes ago   |   By ESPN FC

Philippe Coutinho, Neymar and the Brazil squad star in episode two of Project Russia, also featuring a momentous day for U.S. soccer.
MOSCOW - Three quick points on Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia in their Group A opener at the World Cup on Thursday afternoon.
1. Rampant Russia are up and running
It was a game that many in Russia had feared could turn into an embarrassment, but rather than let their country down, Stanislav Cherchesov's team gave the World Cup a perfect start by cruising to a 5-0 victory against Saudi Arabia in Moscow.
The end result was a win beyond Russia's wildest dreams as the...
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LIVE: Russia vs Saudi Arabia

LIVE: Russia vs Saudi Arabia

7 monthes ago   |   By Goal

The wait is over as the 2018 World Cup gets under way in Moscow with the hosts in action in the opening game - follow it all LIVE!
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The 10 best tweets from day one of the World Cup

7 monthes ago   |   By BBC

BBC Sport looks at 10 of the best tweets from the opening Day of Russia 2018.
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Watch: Opening goal of 2018 World Cup

7 monthes ago   |   By BBC

Russia's Yuri Gazinskiy scores the opening goal of the 2018 World Cup after only 12 minutes as the hosts beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in Moscow.
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World Cup 2018: Russia thrash Saudi Arabia 5-0 in tournament opener

7 monthes ago   |   By BBC

Hosts Russia make a fine start to their World Cup campaign as they thrash Saudi Arabia in the tournament's opening game.
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