Russian president Vladimir Putin promises 'unforgettable and vibrant' World Cup


Russian president Vladimir Putin promises 'unforgettable and vibrant' World Cup

With that in mind, we're bringing you every goal from this year's World Cup below, starting with Russian Federation vs. Saudi Arabia and ending on July 15 when a champion is presented the World Cup Trophy.

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.

Yury Gazinsky had headed the World Cup's first goal after 12 minutes, Artem Dzyuba got the third a minute after coming on as a 70th-minute substitute and Aleksandr Golovin completed a memorable day by smashing in free kick with the last action of the game.

"We are not getting ahead of ourselves".

Warm-up losses to Italy, Germany and Peru have not made for the best preparations for the Saudis as they chase a first victory in the World Cup finals since 1994 in their first appearance in the showpiece event since 2006.

England, drawn in Group G, will play their first game of the tournament against Tunisia in Volgograd on Monday.

"When they help us fight against corruption, of course, we are pleased", Infantino said.

The World Cup is due to feature 48 teams and will take place across three countries for the first time.

Coach Juan Antonio Pizzi does not speak any Arabic but it will not take long for them to become aware of his Spanish description of their performance as shameful.

Possession football is well established as the game's purest form - the right way to win and perhaps even the right way to lose.

Yuri Gazinsky initially put Russian Federation ahead with a header from Alexander Golovin's cross in the 12th minute.

Cheryshev, Dzagoev's replacement, doubled their lead with a fine finish to complete a good attacking move.

Collecting a pass from Roman Zobnin on the left of the box he showed great composure to nonchalantly dink the ball inches above two prone defenders desperately sliding in, before lashing into the roof of the net.

Dzagoev's replacement, Cheryshev, certainly stepped into the breach by scoring two goals after replacing the CSKA Moscow midfielder, including a stunner to make it 4-0, but the hosts can not afford to have their resources depleted even further by the loss of one of their best players.