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Russia thrashes Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the FIFA WC 2018 opener


Are you breathing? Are you ready? Do you have your shorts on, your snacks and your drinks? Are you ready to switch on that television and connect with nearly 200 countries and over 4 billion people? Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls it’s the big one it’s The FIFA World cup 2018!

The Russians thrashed the country that takes up world cup colours for the first time in 12 years in Saudi Arabia.

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Russia come into the cup with 7 defeats and a low ranked 70 whereas Saudi Arabia comes as the second weakest side but make no mistakes , this is home ground for the Sbornaya as they are called in Russia and with their Captain and goalkeeper Igor AkinFeev who has an impressive record of 15 games with no goal scored. They would have to capitalize on home support to fight off the Falcons led by Mohammed Al Sahlawi.

Earlier today controversy arose even before the start when Spain’s coach Lopetgui was
fired over his deal with Real Madrid. It seems sparks have already begun to fly.

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Who will win? Well let’s found out, tune in at 8:30 directly into the Luzhinski stadium Moscow Let the game begin!!


Russia comprehensively thrashed Saudi Arabia, 5-0, in the opening game of its home World Cup. Yuri Gazinsky scored on a header 12 minutes in, and afterward, Saudi Arabia could offer little resistance.

Russia’s second, third and fourth goals were all by substitutes: one by Artem Dzyuba and two by Denis Cheryshev. With time running out, Aleksandr Golovin got the fifth goal on a free kick, past a badly tired Saudi defence.

Saudi Arabia, a team whose players are virtually all based in their obscure home league, offered an air of mystery. But that was before the game. It became clear very quickly that they were no match for a Russian team that itself has not been a strong contender in recent years.


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