Russia pummel Saudi Arabia 5-0 in WC opener

Russia pummel Saudi Arabia 5-0 in WC opener
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Russia headed into the curtain raiser at the 80,000-capacity Luzhniki without a victory in over eight months and ranked a lowly 70th in the world. For Saudi Arabia it was a return to the global showpiece for the first time in 12 years, with their only previous finals wins at the 1994 World Cup.

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