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