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FIFA World Cup: Russia trounce Saudi Arabia in opening match
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FIFA World Cup: Russia trounce Saudi Arabia in opening match

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 15 Jun 2018, 05:20 am

Moscow, Jun 15 (IBNS): Playing the opening fixture of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in front of the home crowd, host Russia trounced Saudi Arabia 5-0 at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Thursday.

The five goals were scored by Yury Gazinsky (12'), Denis Cheryshev (43', 90+1'), Artem Dzyuba (71') and Aleksandr Golovin (90+4').

Russia recorded the second biggest victory as a host nation after Italy.

Italy, a four-time world champions, had defeated the US in 1934 by 7-1.