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Russia World Cup star Denis Cheryshev's luck is finally in

No host nation has ever lost it's opening World Cup match as Russia put on a clinic in their 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. The FC crew break down Russia's hot start to the World Cup and try to temper expectations ahead of their remaining group stage games. ESPN FC's Kasey Keller praises Russia's direct play and how well they used their strengths in a convincing 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia. Two things caught the eye as Denis Cheryshev took his place at the news conference after Russia's opening World Cup fixture, in which he scored a magnificent brace in the host's 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Firstly, he was astonished and unprepared. After all, Cheryshev wasn't expected to be at the tournament. Pundits were surprised to find his name in Stanislav Cherchesov's preliminary squad, and he was initially supposed to be left out in favour if Dynamo Moscow's rising talent Aleksandr Tashaev.......


Published By: ESPN FC - Sunday, 17 June

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