VIDEO: Russia score first goals of 2018 World Cup

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The first two goals of the 2018 World Cup have been scored and hosts Russia are off to a flying start.

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Opening up the tournament against Saudi Arabia in Group A, Russia started brightly and went ahead less than 12 minutes in.

Aleksandar Golovin’s cross from the left found Yury Gazinskiy and he nodded home his first-ever international goal.

Then just before half time Denis Cheryshev made it 2-0 with a lovely composed finish.

Watch the videos below to see Russia’s goals.

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