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World Cup today: Russia vs. Saudi Arabia recap

The 2018 FIFA World Cup opened today with host Russia taking on Saudi Arabia. Russia opened the scoring in the 12th minute and never looked back, going on to a 5-0 victory to open the tournament.

Russia vs. Saudi Arabia

Final Score: 5 RUS - 0 KSA

Goals: 

  • 12' - Yuri Gazinskiy
  • 43' - Denis Cheryshev
  • 71' - Artem Dzyuba
  • 90' + 1' - Denis Cheryshev
  • 90' + 5' - Aleksandr Golovin  

Cards:

  • 88' - Aleksandr Golovin (RUS)
  • 90' + 4' - Taisir Al Jassam (KSA)

Group A Standings

Group A Standings after day 1