Reviewing Day 1 of the FIFA World Cup

The hosts got just the start they needed against bottom seeds Saudi Arabia.


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9 shares, 1 point
The hosts will be relieved to have jumped the first hurdle

Part of our 2018 FIFA World Cup Hub

The 21st FIFA World Cup got underway today.

RUS v KSA

Home team Russia convincingly beat a disorganized looking Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the first game of the World Cup. Alan Dzagoev was substituted off early from what appeared to be a hamstring injury. Aleksandr Golovin and Taisir Al-Jassim were yellow carded.

  • RUS 1-0 KSA (12′ Gazinsky)
  • RUS 2-0 KSA (43′ Cheryshev, subbed in 24′)
  • RUS 3-0 KSA (71′ Dzyuba, subbed in 70′)
  • RUS 4-0 KSA (90’+1 Cheryshev, subbed in 24′)
  • RUS 5-0 KSA (90’+4 Golovin)

Probability of progressing:

  • URU (0 pts, 0, 0 goals) -Δ 87.5%
  • RUS (3 pts, +5, 5 goals) -Δ 74.4%
  • EGY (0 pts, 0, 0 goals) -∇ 35.3%
  • KSA (0 pts, -5, 0 goals) -∇ 2.7%

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Mika Ryu

Law student at Western University, and UofT graduate in economics and linguistics. Remember that your version of the world is always too simple.