Russia vs Saudi Arabia 5-0 Highlights 14 June 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

World Cup hosts Russia kicked off their Group A campaign in style with a 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

No host team has lost a World Cup opening match and Russia kept up that tradition with goals from Yury Gazinsky (12), Denis Cheryshev (43, 90+1), Artem Dzyuba (71) and Aleksandr Golovin (90+3).

It leaves Stanislav Cherchesov's men with confidence ahead of testing fixtures against Egypt and Uruguay as they aim to uphold the record of hosts at major international tournaments - 20 of 21 host teams have progressed from their group.

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