FIFA World Cup 2018, Russia vs Saudi Arabia: FIFA World Cup 2018 began in glorious fashion from the opening ceremony, colourful fans to the action on the field of play. Robbie Williams and Aida Garifullina performed a duet of Angels to get things underway in the opening ceremony. Later, a fairly one-sided game saw plenty of goals including some neat ones. Denis Cheryshev took the cake with a peach of a finish from the left foot to score a brace and ensure Russia end their winless run and do so in some style – with a 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. The defeat means Saudi Arabia’s wait for a win at the extravaganza continues. 24 years and counting as things stand. They need to up their game and significantly so to avoid being thrashed further in the upcoming group games. (PREVIEWS: Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F | Group G | Group H)
FIFA World Cup 2018, Russia vs Saudi Arabia: Day 1 of 2018 Football World Cup
FIFA World Cup 2018 is set to kick off in Russia with the hosts taking on Saudi Arabia in the opening match. The two teams will be eager to win the match, knowing there are tougher opponents in the group. Only two teams will make it to Round of 16 and Uruguay and Egypt's squad looks better on papers. Especialy, with Mohamed Salah almost fit to be in the starting XI, Egypt look ready to challenge tough competitors in the tournament.