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Russia v Saudi Arabia: World Cup opener starting line-ups

Thursday June 14 2018

Russia's players warm up prior to their Russia 2018 World Cup Group A match against Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14, 2018. PHOTO | ALEXANDER NEMENOV |

Russia's players warm up prior to their Russia 2018 World Cup Group A match against Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14, 2018. PHOTO | ALEXANDER NEMENOV |  AFP

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MOSCOW

Starting line-ups for the opening match of the World Cup between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia in Group A in Moscow on Thursday (1500 GMT, 1800 EAT kick-off):

Russia

Igor Akinfeev (capt), Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kupetov, Sergey Ignashevich, Iury Gazinsky, Alan Dzagoev, Roman Zobnin, Aleksandr Golovin, Yury Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov, Fedor Smolov

Coach: Stanislav Cherchesov (RUS)

Saudi Arabia

Abdullah Al-Muaiouf, Osama Hawsawi (capt), Omar Hawsawi, Mohammed Al-Burayk, Yasser Al-Shahrani, Salman Al-Faraj, Yahia Al-Shehri, Abdullah Otayf, Taiseer Al-Jassam, Salem Al-Dawsari, Mohammed Al-Sahlawi

Coach: Juan Antonio Pizzi (ESP)

Referee: Nestor Pitana (ARG)