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#WC2018: Russia's lead doubles

Thursday, June 14, 2018

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MOSCOW, Russia — Denis Cheryshev scored Russia's second goal in the 2018 World Cup a short while ago.

The host nation now has 2-0 lead against Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the tournament.

Starting line-ups:

Russia (4-2-3-1)

Igor Akinfeev (capt); Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kupetov, Sergey Ignashevich, Yury Zhirkov; Iury Gazinsky, Roman Zobnin; Alan Dzagoev, Aleksandr Golovin, Alexander Samedov; Fedor Smolov
Coach: Stanislav Cherchesov (RUS)

Saudi Arabia (4-5-1)

Abdullah Al-Muaiouf; Osama Hawsawi (capt), Omar Hawsawi, Mohammed Al-Burayk, Yasser Al-Shahrani; Salman Al-Faraj, Yahia Al-Shehri, Abdullah Otayf, Taiseer Al-Jassam, Salem Al-Dawsari; Mohammed Al-Sahlawi

Coach: Juan Antonio Pizzi (ESP)
Referee: Nestor Pitana (ARG)

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