Russia kicked off their World Cup in style on Thursday, thumping Saudi Arabia 5-0 in front of an ecstatic crowd in Moscow as President Vladimir Putin basked in the glow....
Russia winger Denis Cheryshev said he "could never have dreamed" of his two-goal performance for the hosts in the opening match of the World Cup after a long struggle back from injury....
Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov said he received a congratulatory call from President Vladimir Putin after the World Cup hosts pummelled Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the tournament's opening match on Thursday....
Saudi Arabia may be World Cup minnows, but analysts say the kingdom's backing of North America's winning bid to host the 2026 tournament underscores a drive to become a football powerhouse in the face of regional rivalries....
British pop star Robbie Williams caused a stir during his performance at the World Cup opening ceremony in Moscow on Thursday by making an obscene gesture to a camera....