WC 2018: Five star Russia dispatch Saudi Arabia

Sunday, 17 Jun, 2018

Here you can mention the whole team of Saudi Arabia, its protection and even coach, who does God knows what in his post when did not put his players the game.

The excitement level is already touching sky high as the local and global fans, who have reached the city, are waiting for the much-awaited opening ceremony and will provide the fans with pure emotions, joy, heartbreaks, thrilling games and remarkable goals. Despite Saudi Arabia have 61 percent possession, Russian Federation had 14 shots, seven on frame. From Red Square to Arbat Street, in front of the Karl Marx statue facing the Bolshoi Theater and in the jammed trains ferrying fans on Metro's 1 line, the spirit of the World Cup overshadowed the actual match.

After receiving his Man of the Match award, he said: "There are no words to express what I'm feeling". But it's us who need to create this positivity. They are now the lowest ranked team (60) of all the teams taking part in the World Cup. We won our first game at (last summer's) Confederations Cup and it didn't take us too far.

Egypt's coach said prolific striker Mohamed Salah is "almost 100 percent" to play in their opening match against Uruguay on Friday after he had intensive treatment on the shoulder injury he suffered playing for Liverpool against Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

Given the result on the scoreboard, the second half proved much quieter than the first and for a long time, the audience had to miss in expectation of sharpness and highlights.

Russian Federation sat back after the break and Saudi Arabia nearly pulled one back as a cross from the right just evaded both Al Sahlawi and Al Jassam. Its defender Sergey Ignashevich - in his 38 years is the oldest player the world Cup 2018.

Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia are the two lowest-ranked teams at the tournament by some distance.

A sad moment occurred in the twenty-third minute when Alan Dzagoev picked up an injury.

Russia's scoring problems are obvious, with just two goals netted in this year's four friendlies and no more than one in any of their last six matches at major tournaments.

Stanislav Cherchesov's side never looked back after breaking the deadlock through Iury Gazinsky in the 12th minute.

Salman, on the other hand, will find little conciliation in pity from Putin given his ambitions for Saudi Arabia to become one of the world's preeminent footballing nations. Russian Federation has spent more than $13 billion on preparations for the big event, and President Vladimir Putin called on the team to pull themselves together as they look to progress from a section also featuring Uruguay and Egypt.

Aleksandr Golovin (Russia) Though it feels harsh not to reward Cheryshev for two lovely finishes, it was Golovin who ran the game.

Dzagoev's injury could deny Russian Federation their best player for the remainder of the tournament, but they certainly have alternatives who can be similarly important.

"As for our strategy, we must change".