◼️ The host was clearly imposed by 5-0 over Saudi Arabia to start with enthusiasm in the competition.

The Russian team took off the distrust that weighed on his back thanks to a convincing 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia, in the opening match of the 2018 World Cup.

The seven-game winless streak, with the last victorious record dating back to October 2017 (against South Korea), put a pressure on the homeowner.

However, in a Luzhniki stadium crowded with more than 80,000 spectators, those led by Stanislav Cherchesov managed the meeting and achieved the three points in the opening of Group A.



Russia celebrated its success against a weak Arabia, in an area where it must fight with Uruguay and Egypt in their eagerness to reach the round of 16.

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