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# Group A P   W   D   L GD Pts
01 Uruguay
3
3
0
0
5
9
02 Russia
3
2
0
1
4
6
03 Saudi Arabia
3
1
0
2
-5
3
04 Egypt
3
0
0
3
-4
0
# Group B P   W   D   L GD Pts
01 Spain
3
1
2
0
1
5
02 Portugal
3
1
2
0
1
5
03 Iran
3
1
1
1
0
4
04 Morocco
3
0
1
2
-2
1
# Group C P   W   D   L GD Pts
01 France
3
2
1
0
2
7
02 Denmark
3
1
2
0
1
5
03 Peru
3
1
0
2
0
3
04 Australia
3
0
1
2
-3
1
# Group D P   W   D   L GD Pts
01 Croatia
3
3
0
0
6
9
02 Argentina
3
1
1
1
-2
4
03 Nigeria
3
1
0
2
-1
3
04 Iceland
3
0
1
2
-3
1
# Group E P   W   D   L GD Pts
01 Brazil
3
2
1
0
4
7
02 Switzerland
3
1
2
0
1
5
03 Serbia
3
1
0
2
-2
3
04 Costa Rica
3
0
1
2
-3
1
# Group F P   W   D   L GD Pts
01 Sweden
3
2
0
1
3
6
02 Mexico
3
2
0
1
-1
6
03 Korea Republic
3
1
0
2
0
3
04 Germany
3
1
0
2
-2
3
# Group G P   W   D   L GD Pts
01 Belgium
3
3
0
0
7
9
02 England
3
2
0
1
5
6
03 Tunisia
3
1
0
2
-3
3
04 Panama
3
0
0
3
-9
0
# Group H P   W   D   L GD Pts
01 Colombia
3
2
0
1
3
6
02 Japan
3
1
1
1
0
4
03 Senegal
3
1
1
1
0
4
04 Poland
3
1
0
2
-3
3
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News Article  | World Cup 2018

Ruthless Russia Begin World Cup Campaign With Big Win

2018 Word Cup Report: Russia v Saudi Arabia 14 June 2018

By SL International - Jun 14, 2018 07:02 PM

2018 Word Cup 

Report: Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia

Date: 14 June 2018

Venue: Stadion Luzhniki 

2018 World Cup hosts Russia got their campaign off to a flying start with a 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in the tournament's opening game.

The Russians opened the scoring in the 12th minute through Yury Gazinskiy, who powered home a header at the far post.

The host nation had the momentum towards the 20th minute and were unlucky not to have found the second goal through their high press.

The Green Falcons were struggling to create chances in the last third and after half-an-hour were yet to test Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev.

Substitute Denis Cheryshev, who replaced Alan Dzagoev, doubled the lead for Russia two minutes before the break with a cracking strike at the near post, 2-0.

The host nation took a commanding 2-0 lead into the break with Saudi Arabia yet to have a shot on target.

Russia were still in control of the match ten minutes into the second stanza and were very organised defensively and threatening on transitions.

The Green Falcons upped their tempo after 65 minutes but could not find spaces or create chances in the final third.

However, Russia substitute Artem Dzyuba made it 3-0 to the hosts 20 minutes before time barely a minute after coming on with a fine header inside the box.

The host nation were oozing confidence with ten minutes to go and were threatening to run riot with their attacks.

Cheryshev completed his brace for Russia in stoppage time with a superb volley with the outside of his left foot to make it 4-0.

Aleksandr Golovin rounded off the scoring in second-half stoppage time with a superb free-kick from the edge of the box.

The Russians now top Group A with three points, while Saudi Arabia are rooted to the bottom, with Egypt and Uruguay to play tomorrow. 


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12’ Yuri Gazinskiy

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Carder305 Jun 15, 2018 09:12 AM
The 4th Goal, just wow!
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bandz@70 Jun 15, 2018 09:06 AM
France will win this world cup
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kg_4_khosi Jun 15, 2018 09:04 AM
They are fasting so the Russians shouldn’t celebrate the obvious win
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chinyama Jun 15, 2018 06:57 AM
yah good 5goals is a big advantage
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fisto vs zebraditor Jun 14, 2018 10:57 PM
Good start for Russia as a host nation unlike this talkative bunch of losers bafana bafana who always failed to win games in their backyards sies
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fisto vs zebraditor Jun 14, 2018 10:55 PM
What I know if Saud Arabia can face with bafana bafana they can win
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Kunyanya.T Jun 14, 2018 10:00 PM
Kkkkkkkk@ mfanakamdala which country u want to face, if bfna bfna fail to beat madagsca
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Mpho wa Cosmos Jun 14, 2018 09:14 PM
I wont be surprised if they win the World Cup. America is also afraid of Russia. racists, terrorist......
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Olerilwe Jun 14, 2018 08:53 PM
A cooked game,nothing special about russia
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Mfanakamdala Jun 14, 2018 08:44 PM
Every host team is given a weak team on their 1st game yet thina we were given Mexico. Its not fair
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Gazankulu26 Jun 14, 2018 08:31 PM
It was jst walk in the park for the army team
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Daniel D Jun 14, 2018 08:09 PM
Russia have a big advantage. They need a draw with Egypt. They have a fat gol difference
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Jun 14, 2018 07:54 PM
This was Russia's first and only win.....they wont be able to beat Egypt and Uruguay
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Mcolisi Mr Nice Dlamini Jun 14, 2018 07:52 PM
umlilo wamaphepha
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Morgizer31 Jun 14, 2018 07:47 PM
Nyc to c so called no football countries supraising many
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Morgizer31 Jun 14, 2018 07:47 PM
Nyc to c so called no football countries supraising many
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Enthiiii Makhosi Jun 14, 2018 07:44 PM
When i see this Khompela ivele ibengathi ndizogabha seis
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Prayer@k4l Jun 14, 2018 07:43 PM
The host...good win
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Bigjack Jun 14, 2018 07:41 PM
THE ARABIANS CAME ONLY TO PLAY FIND THE BALL RATHER THAN TO WIN THE GAME
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@classicman Jun 14, 2018 07:31 PM
Gud win 4 host nation,if they can keep this up myb they can make it to the lst 16.then again they hv obstacles on their way.Egypt n Uruguay they want this as wel.bt gud like to them,lol they need it.

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