Plenty more to come tomorrow

Egypt face Uruguay in the other opening Group A clash in Ekaterinburg at 14:00 SAST.

Group B then kicks off in St. Petersburg with Iran vs Morocco (17:00), before Spain and Portugal play out an Iberian derby in Sochi (20:00).

We'll have the whole lot live for you so join us then. If we can keep up a five-goals-a-game average then we'll be doing very nicely indeed.


That's it, Russia win!

Professional, impressive performance from the hosts in the opening fixture.

Saudi Arabia weren't much use, but goals from Gazinskiy, Dzyuba, Golovin and a brace from Cheryshev paved the way for a storming victory for the looming Vladimir Putin to enjoy.

That's a big three points to kick-start the Russian campaign on home soil.

Goal Russia!

90+4' More gloss!

Golovin pops up with a curling free kick at the death to stick the boot into the Saudis.

Goal Russia!

90+1' Oh Denis you magnificent beast.

Cheryshev adds the gloss by taking a touch and blitzing the fourth past Abdullah and into the top corner with the outside of his boot.

Stoppage time

90+1' There will be three minutes of it before Russia claim their points.

First yellow card alert!

88' Golovin with a scruffy foul.

Final roll of the dice for the Saudis

85' Mohannad Aseri is on for the thoroughly becalmed Al Sahlawi.

If there is to be another goal...

78' It's highly likely to be a Russian one. The Saudis are looking pretty cooked now, as well as a bit tetchy.

Hattan Bahebri on for Yahya Al Shehri, by the way.

Goal Russia!

72' Supersub!

It's Dzyuba who rises to nod in his 12th goal in Russian colours, just seconds after leaving the bench.

Golovin with the tidy cross, by the way, and that's going to seal three crucial points for the hosts.

And Smolov is hooked

71' That's his last contribution as Artem Dzyuba makes his tournament entrance as Russia's final replacement.