The opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2018 did not disappoint. Facebook/FIFA World Cup We are only a couple of days into the 2018 edition of the World Cup in Russia and the footballing world has already been set alight with plenty of talking points and memorable moments. The opening game between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia on Thursday (June 14) was preceded by a colourful ceremony celebrating Russian culture and an even more colourful Robbie Williams who flipped the bird on-air. Match-wise, the game itself turned into a goal-fest and not the (goal-less) draw which some cynics had earlier predicted. Russia dismantled Saudi Arabia, putting five past them and getting their own tournament off to a flying start. Interestingly, the Russians scored more in this one game than they did throughout the entire World Cup in 2014, when they could only produce a meagre two over three games. The winners of the previous two editions, Germany and Spain, however had not-so-bright starts. Mexico took three big points from Germany when they upset the defending champions with a shock 1-0 victory. Though some Mexican fans did not relish the prospect of facing Germany in the first group game, their mood… Read full this story
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