Russia crush sorry Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

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The result equalled the best in a World Cup opening game - Brazil beat Mexico 5-0 in Geneva in 1954 - and watching Russian President Vladimir Putin wasted no time in phoning coach Stanislav Cherchesov to congratulate him.

Less than a minute remaining in the first half it was Cheryshev to up the score, shooting the ball into the upper left of the Saudi Arabian net to leave 2-0 displayed on the stadium's huge digital screens as both teams retreated for the 15-minute break.

Golovin kept a cleared corner alive and delivered a floated cross to the back post, with Gazinskiy exploiting slack Saudi marking to plant a firm header past Abdullah Al-Mayoof.

After Cheryshev's first goal, Artyom Dzyuba made an instant impact off the bench to make it 3-0 in the 71st with a header from Golovin's cross.

Hosts Russia will kick off their World Cup campaign against Saudi Arabia on June 14.

It was Russia's first World Cup win since 2002 and ended a seven-game winless run overall.

A few hours ago, I went down to the stadium, which can hold over 80-thousand spectators, ... and ticket holders for the opening match were crowding in already for the World Cup's opening ceremony.

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Cherchesov's team still has issues to address, with a distinct lack of pace likely to prove a problem against stronger opponents. Today marks the opening of Russia's first ever World Cup , against a team who have not competed at the tournament since 2006.

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Russia's players were significantly taller and heavier than the Saudis, a help when challenging for the ball and when the penalty area was crowded. "I am cheering for Saudi Arabia all the way - no matter what happens, I am still with the Green Falcons".

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 cancelled due to "logistical circumstances", organisers said.

Hello, hello, four years of waiting is finally over and the much anticipated 2018 World Cup is here.

On the day of the curtain-raiser, Russian Federation freed the main opposition figure to Putin, Alexei Navalny, from jail after he served a 30-day sentence for organising an illegal protest.

Saudi Arabia had 60 percent of possession and played almost twice as many passes as their hosts, but were still blown away on opening day.

Many spoke of their disappointment at Russia's resounding victory - but others looked forward to the team's upcoming games against Uruguay and Egypt.

Russian Federation were not done and two terrific injury-time strikes fired a message to Group A rivals Egypt and Uruguay, who meet on Friday.

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