Unic Press UK: The host nation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup the Russian Federation today thumped the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the opening match, which was played at the magnificient Luzhniki Stadium, scoring five goals – Gazinskiy (12′minutes), Cheryshev (43′minutes, 90’+1minutes), Dzyuba (71′minutes), and Golovin (90’+4minutes).
Both teams are in Group A, along with Egypt and Uruguay.
- Possessions: Russia 39% | Saudi Arabia 61%
- Corners: Russia 6 | Saudi Arabia 2
- Shots: Russia 14 | Saudi Arabia 6
- Shots on Target: Russia 7 | Saudi Arabia 0
- Fouls: Russia 22 | Saudi Arabia 10