2018 World Cup – Day 1 Results & Table (Russia vs Saudi Arabia)

Day 1 of the 2018 World Cup gave us a better than perfect start for the hosts, Russia, who amid low expectations and poor results over the last few years, thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 (including a Denis Cheryshev brace) to give themselves a very big head start in Group A.

Russia 5  Saudi Arabia 0

What can we say about this match? Despite the 5 goals, we’re not convinced Russia can do much damage in

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