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From Real Madrid goat to Russia hero, Denis Cheryshev scores another memorable first

10 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

ESPN FC's Kasey Keller praises Russia's direct play and how well they used their strengths in a convincing 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia.
No host nation has ever lost it's opening World Cup match as Russia put on a clinic in their 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia.
Philippe Coutinho, Neymar and the Brazil squad star in episode two of Project Russia, also featuring a momentous day for U.S. soccer.
It was December 4, 2015. And Denis Cheryshev, a Real Madrid academy product and the first Russian to ever play for Los Blancos, scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 away victory over Cadiz in the...
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World Cup 2018: Russia fans pledge to 'enjoy the ride' as thousands gather to turn Moscow into sea of colour for big opening

10 days ago   |   By The Independent

Many supporters believe the hosts will not go far, but that may change after a 5-0 win in the opening game
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World Cup 2018: Twitter falls in love with Russia's star man Aleksandr Golovin after stunning performance in 5-0 win over Saudia Arabia

10 days ago   |   By The Irish Sun


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World Cup 2018, Russia vs Saudi Arabia player ratings: Super sub Denis Cheryshev shines in 5-0 win

10 days ago   |   By The Independent

We run the rule over both sets of players after a memorable opening game
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‘Sign him up', ‘Pure class' - Liverpool fans urge Klopp to land attacker after WC masterclass

10 days ago   |   By Live4liverpool

Aleksandr Golovin starred for hosts Russia as they kicked off the World Cup in style on Thursday with a 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia - and Liverpool fans on Twitter demand the club try to sign him this summer.
The CSKA Moscow attacker was in fine form for his nation, as they made a dominant start to this summer's major international tournament.
He made two assists during the 5-0 demolition and even capped off the game with a stunning free-kick to get himself on the scoresheet.
Golovin has certainly made a name for himself with a dazzling performance on the biggest stage of them all, with...
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‘Better than Pogba' - Man Utd urged to sign classy midfielder after World Cup heroics

10 days ago   |   By CaughtOffside

Aleksandr Golovin produced an outstanding performance for World Cup 2018 hosts Russia as they dismantled Group A opponents Saudi Arabia 5-0 and Manchester Utd were certainly impressed.
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Pictures: Russia 5 Saudi Arabia 0

10 days ago   |   By The Week

Go to Pictures: Russia hit five in World Cup opener against Saudi Arabia Go to Pictures: Russia hit five in World Cup opener against Saudi Arabia
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In Kenyan prison as in Moscow, Russia beats Saudi Arabia 5-0

10 days ago   |   By Reuters

KAMITI MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON, Kenya - Host nation Russia beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 at the opening match of the World Cup on Thursday, exactly mirroring the scoreline of a match played on a dirt pitch in a jail in Africa thousands of miles away.
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Russia's Alan Dzagoev set to miss rest of World Cup with hamstring injury

10 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

No host nation has ever lost it's opening World Cup match as Russia put on a clinic in their 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia.
ESPN FC's Kasey Keller praises Russia's direct play and how well they used their strengths in a convincing 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia.
Russia midfielder Alan Dzagoev is set to miss the rest of the World Cup after suffering a hamstring injury in their opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia, a Russian club doctor says.
Dzagoev pulled up with an injury midway through the first half and was substituted in the 24th minute. The Russian Football Union confirmed the hamstring injury...
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Vladimir Putin says football unites planet as World Cup begins in Russia

10 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

ESPN FC's Kasey Keller praises Russia's direct play and how well they used their strengths in a convincing 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia.
Russia and Saudi Arabia fans are out in full force ahead of the 2018 World Cup opener. Russia welcomed the world to the World Cup on Thursday as fans streamed in, the hosts savoured a 5-0 victory and President Vladimir Putin's government derided Western efforts to isolate him.
The Russian leader, greeted by huge cheers ahead of the hosts' opening game against Saudi Arabia, spoke of showing the world a hospitable Russia and of sport overcoming...
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World Cup off to surreal start with Putin, warnings of 'sex with foreigners' and Russia's big win

10 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

ESPN FC's Kasey Keller praises Russia's direct play and how well they used their strengths in a convincing 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia.
MOSCOW - The opening to the World Cup here on Thursday was, like so much about this tournament, a sequence of remarkably odd juxtapositions.
There was Vladimr Putin, the president of Russia, giving a rousing speech to the sold-out crowd at Luzhniki Stadium in which he described his country as "an open, hospitable and friendly country" before heading to a VIP box in which the invited heads of state were mostly post-Soviet autocrats or dictators from places...
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Russians enjoy dream World Cup opening despite Robbie Williams' finger

10 days ago   |   By The Guardian

• British pop star gestures to camera as he sings Rock DJ
• But home team stun everyone with 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia The first day of the 2018 World Cup went off almost without a hitch for the hosts, Russia, with a barnstorming victory after a brief but polished opening ceremony which even a rude gesture by Robbie Williams could not derail. The biggest worldwide event held in Vladimir Putin's Russia began with a contest between the two worst teams in the competition on paper. But Russia, who were without a victory in seven games, exceeded expectations as they dismantled a hopeless Saudi...
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Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia: Gazinskiy, Dzyuba, Golovin and a Cheryshev double send World Cup 2018 hosts' into goal frenzy

Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia: Gazinskiy, Dzyuba, Golovin and a Cheryshev double send World Cup 2018 hosts' into goal frenzy

10 days ago   |   By The Mirror

The hosts got off to the perfect start in their hopes of getting out of Group A with a brilliant performance in Moscow
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Pictures: Russia hit five in World Cup opener against Saudi Arabia

Pictures: Russia hit five in World Cup opener against Saudi Arabia

10 days ago   |   By The Week

Host nation Russia ease to victory in first game of World Cup group A
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Russia 5 Saudi Arabia 0
Host nation Russia overpowered Saudi Arabia as they stormed to a 5-0 win in the 2018 World Cup opening match in Moscow.
See related 2018 World Cup TV guide: which matches are live on the BBC and ITV? Day one of the World Cup kicked off with an opening ceremony featuring British singer Robbie Williams and Russia's players were also keen to entertain their fans at the Luzhniki Stadium.
Russia went into the break 2-0 up and strolling against a poor...
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Russia kick-off World Cup with stunning 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia

Russia kick-off World Cup with stunning 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia

10 days ago   |   By Metro

Denis Cheryshev scored twice after coming on as a first half subsitute
Denis Cheryshev's fine double helped Russia to a comfortable 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in the opening game of the 2018 World Cup .
Goals from Yury Gazinsky, Artem Dzyuba and Aleksandr Golovin helped them on their way, but the former Real Madrid man stole the limelight after coming on as a first half subsitute.
After an opening ceremony which included British pop icon Robbie Williams , it took just 12 minutes for the tournament's first goal, with Gazinsky opening his international account with a well-taken header...
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What World Cup games are live on TV today?

What World Cup games are live on TV today?

Thirty-two of the best national teams from across the world have descended upon Russia for World Cup 2018 with every kick of every game available to watch and stream for... Read more ...

England 6 Panama 1: Harry Kane hat-trick secures qualification - reactions

England 6 Panama 1: Harry Kane hat-trick secures qualification - reactions

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Javier Mascherano: Lionel Messi 'desperate' to turn things round with Argentina

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Argentina are on the brink of World Cup elimination at the group stages after a 1-1 draw with Iceland and a 3-0 defeat by Croatia saw them take just one point from their... Read more ...

Man Utd transfer news: Red Devils and Man City battle to sign Kylian Mbappe

Man Utd transfer news: Red Devils and Man City battle to sign Kylian Mbappe

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Who could England play in the World Cup 2018 knockout rounds?

Who could England play in the World Cup 2018 knockout rounds?

Yes, England WILL play in the World Cup 2018 knockout games. After a staggering 6-1 victory over Panama in their second game of the tournament, the Three Lions are set to... Read more ...

Harry Kane: England star makes hat-trick revelation after Panama thrashing

Harry Kane: England star makes hat-trick revelation after Panama thrashing

HARRY KANE said he will treasure the ball with which he scored England's first World Cup hat-trick since Gary Lineker in 1986. Read more ...

Poland 0-3 Colombia: Robert Lewandowski's Poland out of the World Cup

Poland 0-3 Colombia: Robert Lewandowski's Poland out of the World Cup

JOHN HELM AT THE KAZAN ARENA: Both sides headed into the Group H encounter having to avoid defeat after losing their opening group games. And Colombia kept their hopes alive. Read more ...

James Rodriguez returns to resurrect Colombia as England dream of World Cup...

James Rodriguez returns to resurrect Colombia as England dream of World Cup glory

Harry Kane scored a hat-trick for England It's officially too late to call back the England bandwagon. Fans are now dreaming of World Cup glory, proclaiming the trophy is... Read more ...

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All the best stats after England's joyous 6-1 thrashing of Panama

Somebody change the sheets in the spare bedroom, football is coming home. England have just won 6-1 in an actual, proper World Cup game. Pinch us. Boys, you've charmed us... Read more ...

Lewis Hamilton retakes championship lead after dominating win at French...

Lewis Hamilton retakes championship lead after dominating win at French Grand Prix

JONATHAN McEVOY AT PAUL RICARD: Lewis Hamilton is back in charge of the world championship after Sebastian Vettel's mistake at the start of the French Grand Prix. Read more ...