Russia v Saudi Arabia: Group A - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

World Cup Opening Match: The Best Photos

Host nation Russia kicked off the 2018 World Cup in spectacular fashion, thrilling the Moscow crowd with a convincing 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia. Here, the best photos from the tournament's long-awaited opening match.

Foot race. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Foot race. No place like home. Clive Rose/Getty Images No place like home. Iury Gazinsky heads it in. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Iury Gazinsky heads it in. Full extension. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Full extension. Hometown hero. Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Hometown hero. Getting creative. Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images Getting creative. The biggest stage. Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images The biggest stage. Cheryshev's solid strike. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Cheryshev's solid strike. Dzyuba adds to the mix. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Dzyuba adds to the mix. Big time. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Big time. From Russia, with love. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images From Russia, with love. Exclamation point. Clive Rose/Getty Images Exclamation point.

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