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Russia rips Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the opening day of the World Cup (all times local):

8 p.m.

Denis Cheryshev scored twice as Russia swept aside Saudi Arabia to open its home World Cup with a 5-0 win on Thursday.

After a lavish opening ceremony and with President Vladimir Putin watching on, Yuri Gazinsky put Russia ahead with a header off Alexander Golovin's cross in the 12th minute.