• Russia routs Saudi Arabia 5-0 in opening game of World Cup

    9 days ago - By National Post

    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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  • Twitter erupted at a funny image of Putin and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia shaking hands after Russia's first World Cup goal

    Twitter erupted at a funny image of Putin and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia shaking hands after Russia's first World Cup goal

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    The 2018 World Cup kicked off on Thursday with the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
    After Russia scored the first goal of the tournament, president Vladimir Putin gave Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman a shrug and a handshake that was captured by cameras.
    Twitter was quick to react to the interaction, imagining the possible conversations surrounding the handshake.
    The 2018 World Cup kicked off on Thursday with Russia beating Saudi Arabia, 5-0, in the opening match.
    While the rest of the tournament will be filled with iconic and memorable moments on the pitch...
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  • Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia: World Cup hosts start the party with convincing win led by a pair of subs

    9 days ago - By CBS Sports

    Russia made easy work of Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow
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  • Hosts Russia hammer Saudi Arabia in World Cup opener

    9 days ago - By NBC Sports

    Russia routs Saudi Arabia in opening game of the 2018 World Cup.
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  • Russia opens World Cup with dominant 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia  

    9 days ago - By RT

    An energetic and probing Russia overpowered Saudi Arabia en-route to a spectacular 5-0 victory at Luzhniki Stadium, with rising star Aleksandr Golovin at the heart of the home team's best moves.
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  • The Latest: Dzyuba has instant impact, gives Russia 3-0 lead

    9 days ago - By Boston Herald

    MOSCOW - The Latest on the opening day of the World Cup : 7:35 p.m. Russia is leading Saudi Arabia 3-0 in its World Cup opener in Group A. Subsitute Artyom Dzyuba has made an instant impact in Moscow by scoring after a minute on the field, heading in Aleksandr Golovin's cross in the 71st minute. 7:19 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin is welcoming the "friendly global family" of football fans to celebrate the World Cup, hitting a unifying note to start the tournament.
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  • Russia spent billions on the most expensive World Cup ever - take a tour of the stunning stadiums

    Russia spent billions on the most expensive World Cup ever - take a tour of the stunning stadiums

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    The 2018 World Cup has officially kicked off. Soccer teams from Saudi Arabia and Russia - the tournament's host country - play the first match Thursday morning.
    In preparation for the games, Russia has devoted more than $2.8 billion toward building and updating 12 massive stadiums across 11 cities. The arenas pay tribute to traditional Russian architecture - characterized by sculptural fixtures - while also nodding to Putin-era building design , which have sharp angles and flamboyant patterns.
    Take a tour below: In addition to the $2.8 billion on the 2018 World Cup Stadiums, Russia spent...
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  • ‘May the strongest team win': Putin meets Saudi crown prince ahead of World Cup opener

    ‘May the strongest team win': Putin meets Saudi crown prince ahead of World Cup opener

    9 days ago - By RT

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman both wished success to the strongest team ahead of their nations meeting in the opening match of the World Cup in Moscow.
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  • Surprise selection Gazinsky scores 1st World Cup 2018 goal for Russia

    9 days ago - By RT

    Russia midfielder Yuri Gazinsky etched his name into football history by scoring the first ever 2018 World Cup goal when he put hosts Russia 1-0 up against Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday.
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  • The Latest: Russia takes 2-0 lead at halftime in opener

    9 days ago - By Miami Herald

    The Latest on the opening day of the World Cup : 6:48 p.m. Russia has taken a 2-0 lead against Saudi Arabia at half time in the opening...
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  • The Latest: Opening match of World Cup kicks off in Moscow

    9 days ago - By Boston Herald

    MOSCOW - The Latest on the opening day of the World Cup : 6 p.m. The opening match of the World Cup has kicked off in Russia. The host country was facing Saudi Arabia in the Group A match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The other two teams in Group A, Egypt and Uruguay, will play on Friday, along with the four teams in Group B - Portugal, Spain, Morocco and Iran. 5:50 p.m. In just 48 hours, Mexico midfielder Erick Gutierrez received two of the biggest pieces of news in his life.
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  • World Cup Russia Saudi Arabia live! A fan-first page puts social center

    9 days ago - By RT

    Its the next-best thing to being there. Moscow has been humming for 3 days as fans from all over the world took to the streets to party. RT Digital brings you a curated wall of background social media, you won't on TV.
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  • Follow live: Russia, Saudi Arabia open World Cup play

    9 days ago - By ESPN

    Saudi Arabia looks to be the first team to inflict defeat on the host nation.
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  • LIVE: Russia vs Saudi Arabia

    LIVE: Russia vs Saudi Arabia

    9 days ago - By Sporting News

    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 Latest: Saudi Arabia starts with veterans against Russia

    9 days ago - By Boston Herald

    MOSCOW - The Latest on the opening day of the World Cup : 5:25 p.m. Saudi Arabia will start with veterans Osama Hawsawi and Taiseer Al-Jassim for the World Cup opening game against Saudi Arabia. Osama Hawsawi, the captain, will start alongside Omar Hawsawi in defense, with midfielder Al-Jassim playing with Abdullah Otayf and Salman Al Faraj in the center of midfield. The Saudis ran out to warm up to cheers from their traveling fans, which included a number of female supporters.
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  • WATCH: 2018 World Cup - Day 1

    9 days ago - By NBC Sports

    Coverage from the opening game of the 2018 World Cup tournament as hosts Russia face Saudi Arabia.
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  • Russia & Saudi Arabia kick off FIFA World Cup 2018 in Moscow

    Russia & Saudi Arabia kick off FIFA World Cup 2018 in Moscow

    9 days ago - By RT

    The moment the football world has been waiting for is finally upon us as host nation FIFA 2018 World Cup kicks off at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
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  • Russia vs Saudi Arabia: Live blog, text commentary, line-ups, stream & TV channel

    Russia vs Saudi Arabia: Live blog, text commentary, line-ups, stream & TV channel

    9 days ago - By Sporting News

    Goal brings you all the details and information you need to know ahead of the opening World Cup game between Russia and Saudi Arabia
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  • LIVE: Russia Opens Its World Cup Against Saudi Arabia in Moscow

    9 days ago - By SI

    Follow along for live updates and highlights of goals and key plays, as host Russia opens the 2018 World Cup against Saudi Arabia in Moscow.
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