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

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

Canada's sole World Cup appearance was in 1986 in Mexico, where they did not score a goal, losing to France, Hungry and the Soviet Union in the group stage.

Canada will officially co-host 2026 FIFA World Cup matches.

Both will also be hoping for victory at the Luzhniki to end a barren run at the global finals: Russian Federation have not won at the World Cup since 2002, while Saudi Arabia's last global finals' victory came at United States of America 1994.

Saudi Arabia also play Uruguay and Egypt in Group A.

Their striker Mohammed Alsahlawi has 28 goals in 40 caps - albeit eight in two matches against East Timor - and trained with Manchester United this season.

Every World Cup needs the host nation to energise the population, and Russian Federation have ticked that box with this result.

Russian Federation made it 3-0 in the 71st minute when Golovin chipped in a cross for giant striker Dzyuba to rise and head in from close range.

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The FA had this to say; "We congratulate the USA, Canada and Mexico on winning the bid to host the 2026 Fifa World Cup".

Artem Dzuyba netted a third before terrific late efforts from Cheryshev and Aleksandr Golovin wrapped up Russia's first win since October to launch their Group A campaign in style.

Cheryshev showed he can fill the void to a certain extent, and there is no better way to make an impression than by scoring a goal.

A few hours ago, I went down to the stadium, which can hold over 80-thousand spectators, ... and ticket holders for the opening match were crowding in already for the World Cup's opening ceremony.

2018 러시아 월드컵 드디어 막을 올린다 The wait is finally over for Football fans around the world.

Aside from wing-back Yasser Al Shahrani, who impressed down the left flank, Saudi Arabia offered little and did not even threaten a shot on target. It does help that the team's home base, Saransk, is one of the most centralized in the country.

Constantly criticized in the ragged build-up games, Cherchesov had promised improvement once the phoney war was over and his energetic players duly delivered.

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