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Putin and Russia get their first win at World Cup

15 June, 2018, 06:38 | Author: Lora Ball
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"There are no words to express what I'm feeling right now", said Cheryshev, who was recalled to the Russian Federation squad in March after an absence of more than two years.

Yuri Gazinskiy and Cheryshev struck first-half goals to open their global accounts at Luzhniki Stadium, Artem Dzyuba adding a third 89 seconds after his introduction as a second-half replacement, but an injury to star man Alan Dzagoev will cause concern for Russian Federation.

Russia's midfielder Yuri Gazinskiy (left) celebrates scoring the opening goal with his teammate defender Ilja Kutepov during their 2018 World Cup Group A match against Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14, 2018.

"Russia definitely have an edge because they are the hosts but Egypt and Saudi Arabia pose a threat to them", he added.

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Substitute Denis Cheryshev soon scored the first of his two goals.

Germany, who won the 2014 final against Argentina will be looking forward to becoming the first team to win back-to-back World Cups since 1962.

Following a lavish opening ceremony featuring British singer Robbie Williams, Putin welcomed visiting fans and promised Russian Federation would be a "hospitable and friendly" host.

Putin watched the game with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, stretching across FIFA President Gianni Infantino to offer a consoling handshake to his Saudi guest as Yury Gazinsky put Russian Federation a goal up after 12 minutes. He later chipped the ball in for Russia's fourth goal in stoppage time.

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"Raising Russia's brand value with a welcoming, peaceful, and fun sporting event" may help provide a longer lasting effect from hosting the World Cup, analysts at UBS Group AG said in a report in May. Egypt and Uruguay play Friday in Yekaterinburg.

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With their squad all based in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia's lack of exposure to games against the elite is another problem they have to overcome to have any hope of competing at this level in the future.

A lack of an attacking threat in recent outings was a primary concern for Russian Federation going into a group campaign in which they will also face Egypt and Uruguay.

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If I really had to find fault with Russia's overall smooth organisation thus far of a huge, logistically-challenging event, it would be with the confusing directions and incomplete addresses provided to journalists on the ground here. Chechen officials said that and all other related allegations were false, saying there were no gay men in the region to be persecuted.

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