Flag-waving fans party as World Cup kicks off in Moscow
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Jose Mourinho says that Russia's next game against Egypt is the "crucial match" of Group A at the World Cup, and has warned the hosts that they must step up their defensive efforts to defeat stronger teams than Saudi Arabia.
However, reports emerged that the former Stoke striker was not the one the Portuguese tactician had his eyes on - but rather watching Golovin.
Golovin: "For us, each game is like the last". "You don't apologize for victory in sport".
Speaking on Twitter shortly after the game, Al-Sheikh felt the national team - who came second in AFC Group B qualifying, above Australia - fell well short of expectations.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking at the Russian National Day reception in Jerusalem, said he had watched parts of the game, "but I am a diplomat, so I can not take sides".
"They are awesome, said Moscow residents Yanna Safronova".
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He rebounded in the middle of his round, but back-to-back double bogeys on the back nine sent him near the back of the pack. Fox would end the opening day with two more bogeys, on the seventh and ninth, coming away with a score of +3 for the round.
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"I keep hearing so much bad stuff about our team but somehow I knew things would be ok, especially against the Saudis", said Igor Antonov, a 40-year-old school teacher.
The 21st edition of the World Cup starts today, with thousands of fans witnessing the tournament's opening ceremony at Moscow's Luzhiniki Stadium.
Russian Federation then almost grabbed a third when Abdullah Al-Muaiouf spilled a low drive from Zobnin, the Saudi goalkeeper recovering just time in time to nudge the ball away from Smolov.
Saudi Arabia's route to the knockout round is much more hard.
"Of course Saudi Arabia will win", she predicted ahead of the match, saying she grew up loving football, along with her father and brothers.