ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com August 22, 2018


Female Saudi flag bearers to miss opener vs Russian Federation

15 June 2018, 02:52 | Charlene Valdez

Russia to win first World Cup match, says clairvoyant cat

I'm going to the 2018 World Cup to stand in solidarity with LGBT+ Russians

Cheryshev showed he could be the man to fill Dzagoev's shoes with a fantastic injury-time goal, finding the top corner with a sublime shot with the outside of his left boot, before Golovin bent in a brilliant free-kick to finish the match in style.

Russia's midfielder Yuri Gazinskiy (left) celebrates scoring the opening goal with his teammate defender Ilja Kutepov during their 2018 World Cup Group A match against Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14, 2018.

Yuri Gazinsky initially put Russian Federation ahead with a header from Alexander Golovin's cross when the Saudis failed to clear a corner in the 12th minute.

It is "a mix of everything", he said, adding that the company was working with Saudi sports authorities to try to have the girls attend the country's other matches.

It was Russia's first World Cup win since 2002 and ended a seven-game winless run in all matches. Substitute Denis Cheryshev rifled home a second shortly before half-time.

The Green Falcons mustered a rally in the second half, but Russian Federation again looked the more penetrating team, with Golovin reprising his cross for another calm headed finish from substitute Artyom Dzyuba to safeguard the win, to the instant relief of embattled coach Stanislav Cherchesov.

One concern for Russian Federation is that creative midfielder Alan Dzagoev picked up a suspected hamstring injury, but that was what allowed Cheryshev to come off the bench and change the game.


The duo are the first subs to ever score in a World Cup opener, according to statisticians Opta.

Fears that Russian Federation may become just the second host nation to fail to qualify from the group stages have been quashed for now, but their next opponents Egypt were given a huge boost by the return to fitness of Mohamed Salah ahead of their clash with Uruguay on Friday.

"5-0 ... hopefully the next games will be better for our national team", said Tala, one of the assembled fans.

For the time in World Cup history, there will be Video assistant referees to help make officiating calls.

Brazil and their superstar Neymar are seeking a sixth global crown while Germany, who won their fourth World Cup in Brazil four years ago, will be determined to draw level with the Brazilians. Their last win in the competition dates back to the 1994 group stages.

After Russia scored the first goal of the tournament, cameras captured President Vladimir Putin shrugging and shaking hands with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.



Other News

Trending Now

Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano creates new coastline
Hundreds of homes have been destroyed since the volcano began erupting a month ago and shelters are starting to reach capacity. David Ige signed a memorandum of understanding that freed up $ 12 million in immediate disaster relief to the island.

New York's Attorney General Sues The Trump Foundation
Underwood also sent referral letters to the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission for further action. Trump has already paid more than $330,000 in reimbursements and penalty taxes, Underwood said in the suit.

Golovkin and Canelo rematch slated for September
There was no word on Wednesday about the details of the agreement or even if a contract has been signed. Promoter of Canelo Alvarez , Oscar De La Hoya , was the first to announce things a while ago.

Pakistan strongly condemns targeted killing of Kashmiri journalist
Gandhi added. "Assassination of #ShujaatBukhari is a brutal attack on freedom of press". In a statement, the Editors Guild of India condemned the assassination of Bukhari.

Wildfires Destroy Utah Homes, Prompt Colorado Evacuations
The fire began Tuesday about 2 miles west of Silverthorne, a town with about 4,700 residents and about 65 miles west of Denver. Several small communities of permanent and seasonal residences were ordered evacuated, but no buildings were burned.

Navalny Freed, Says Moscow Prisons Fixed Up for World Cup Fans
The Russians had a 2-0 lead at halftime thanks to goals from Yury Gazinsky and Denis Cheryshev . It's the first time Russian Federation is hosting the World Cup .

Tory Remainers Threaten Open Rebellion if May Reneges on Brexit Vote Pledge
Dealing with this in an "ad hoc way", he said on Tuesday, would be "infinitely more damaging" than establishing a procedure now. He said: " Theresa May has gone back on her word and offered an amendment that takes the meaning out of the meaningful vote".