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Twitter erupted at a funny image of Putin and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia shaking hands after Russia's first World Cup goal

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The 2018 World Cup kicked off on Thursday with the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
After Russia scored the first goal of the tournament, president Vladimir Putin gave Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman a shrug and a handshake that was captured by cameras.
Twitter was quick to react to the interaction, imagining the possible conversations surrounding the handshake.
The 2018 World Cup kicked off on Thursday with Russia beating Saudi Arabia, 5-0, in the opening match.
While the rest of the tournament will be filled with iconic and memorable moments on the pitch...
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Russia routs Saudi Arabia 5-0 in opening game of World Cup

Russia routs Saudi Arabia 5-0 in opening game of World Cup

3 days ago   |   By National Post

MOSCOW - Substitute Denis Cheryshev scored two goals to lead host Russia over Saudi Arabia 5-0 Thursday in the opening match of the World Cup.
With President Vladimir Putin watching, Cheryshev chipped the ball over two Saudi defenders in the 43rd minute and shot over goalkeeper Abdullah Al Muaiouf's right side. He later chipped the ball in for Russia's fourth goal in stoppage time.
Yuri Gazinsky initially put Russia ahead with a header from Alexander Golovin's cross in the 12th minute.
After Cheryshev's first goal, Artyom Dzyuba made an instant impact off the bench to make it 3-0 in the...
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The Latest: Russia rips Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

3 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

MOSCOW - The Latest on the opening day of the World Cup : 8 p.m. Denis Cheryshev scored twice as Russia swept aside Saudi Arabia to open its home World Cup with a 5-0 win on Thursday. After a lavish opening ceremony and with President Vladimir Putin watching on, Yuri Gazinsky put Russia ahead with a header off Alexander Golovin's cross in the 12th minute. Substitute Cheryshev chipped the ball over two Saudi defenders in the 43rd and then fired it high to goalkeeper Abdullah Al Muaiouf's right.
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Hosts Russia hammer Saudi Arabia in World Cup opener

3 days ago   |   By NBC Sports

Russia routs Saudi Arabia in opening game of the 2018 World Cup.
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Russia spent billions on the most expensive World Cup ever - take a tour of the stunning stadiums

Russia spent billions on the most expensive World Cup ever - take a tour of the stunning stadiums

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The 2018 World Cup has officially kicked off. Soccer teams from Saudi Arabia and Russia - the tournament's host country - play the first match Thursday morning.
In preparation for the games, Russia has devoted more than $2.8 billion toward building and updating 12 massive stadiums across 11 cities. The arenas pay tribute to traditional Russian architecture - characterized by sculptural fixtures - while also nodding to Putin-era building design , which have sharp angles and flamboyant patterns.
Take a tour below: In addition to the $2.8 billion on the 2018 World Cup Stadiums, Russia spent...
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‘May the strongest team win': Putin meets Saudi crown prince ahead of World Cup opener

3 days ago   |   By RT

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman both wished success to the strongest team ahead of their nations meeting in the opening match of the World Cup in Moscow.
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Surprise selection Gazinsky scores 1st World Cup 2018 goal for Russia

3 days ago   |   By RT

Russia midfielder Yuri Gazinsky etched his name into football history by scoring the first ever 2018 World Cup goal when he put hosts Russia 1-0 up against Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday.
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The Latest: Opening match of World Cup kicks off in Moscow

3 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

MOSCOW - The Latest on the opening day of the World Cup : 6 p.m. The opening match of the World Cup has kicked off in Russia. The host country was facing Saudi Arabia in the Group A match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The other two teams in Group A, Egypt and Uruguay, will play on Friday, along with the four teams in Group B - Portugal, Spain, Morocco and Iran. 5:50 p.m. In just 48 hours, Mexico midfielder Erick Gutierrez received two of the biggest pieces of news in his life.
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The Latest: Saudi Arabia starts with veterans against Russia

The Latest: Saudi Arabia starts with veterans against Russia

3 days ago   |   By Saint Louis Today

MOSCOW - The Latest on the opening day of the World Cup :
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World Cup Russia Saudi Arabia live! A fan-first page puts social center

World Cup Russia Saudi Arabia live! A fan-first page puts social center

3 days ago   |   By RT

Its the next-best thing to being there. Moscow has been humming for 3 days as fans from all over the world took to the streets to party. RT Digital brings you a curated wall of background social media, you won't on TV.
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LIVE: Russia vs Saudi Arabia

LIVE: Russia vs Saudi Arabia

3 days ago   |   By Sporting News

The wait is over as the 2018 World Cup gets under way in Moscow with the hosts in action in the opening game - follow it all LIVE!
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